GREAT READ-ALOUD...HOLD ON and ride along for a wild and wacky adventure as Author & Illustrator Michael Dooling putt putts you through history at 7mph! The winner started America’s first automobile company and changed the world. People could now live in the country and work in the city. Can you hear the engine, Kerplunk, hiss, pitouee!? Toot the horn, Bwonk, bwonk! Considered a GREAT READ-ALOUD for elementary grades k-5th.
"This exciting account of the race that gave birth to America's first automobile company is accompanied by vivid paintings guaranteed to transport readers to an unforgettable day in our history."
"Children will be captivated by this vivid, tongue-in-cheek glimpse of the earliest automobiles and the doughty men who built and rode them to victory."
"Dooling has lovingly re-created an era... his spreads convey the icy dullness of the day, the enthusiasm of the onlookers, and even the frenzy of the race."
—School Library Journal