Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mitchell's License

Durand, H. (2011). Mitchell's License. Fucile, T. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. 

Genre: Picture Storybook
Mitchell does not like going to bed until his Dad gives him a license to drive to bed. Mitchell drives wildly at first, crashing into things. But he soon becomes a responsible driver--staying in his lane, checking the oil, turning in time, even washing the windshield. I appreciated the father/son bond portrayed in this fun bedtime book.

What makes this book so unique? Mitchell’s dad is creative, imaginative, fun, and energetic. He actively engages in playing with Mitchell. I think all children would like to have a dad that gives 110% of him to them even when he is visibly exhausted after playing for a while. The illustrations do a great job of showing movement, as well as the excitement of Mitchell and his dad as the drive around.

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