Roller Roadsters, Chefrolets and Decibal Clangsters are the cars of the future! See these, and a dozen other wacky vehicles inside the pages of Crazy Cars. Invented for crazy kids (of all ages), these detailed and descriptive "blueprints" will spark the imagination and inspire inventive ideas of your own.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.11" Width: 4.23" Height: 0.16" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Kane/Miller Book Pub
ISBN 1933605057 ISBN13 9781933605050
Reviews - What do customers think about Crazy Cars?
Love it! Nov 22, 2006
My three year old is enthralled by the intricate, yet impossible, designs in Crazy Cars for Crazy Kids by Mark David. A great book for kids who like to examine and ponder busy illustrations. Each two page spread has an elaborate vehicle that pushes the limits of one's imagination. For example, the Park-Matic which ingeniously moves other cars out of the way so that you always find the perfect parking spot. CJ
Pure unadulterated fun! Nov 13, 2006
Crazy Cars by Mark David is just pure, unadulterated fun! It's a picture book, but with complex illustrations suited for older kids. I noticed a strong resemblance to Dr. Seuss books. Each page features a ludicrous, over-the-top sort of car, with detailed illustrations that reward careful perusal. There are also witty little text asides that will entertain older kids or parents. Here are some examples:
- The Windster is like a giant tricycle, with a series of sails and propellers to keep it moving in a breeze. It "comes with a handy spare set of maps."
- The Luxury Resortster is a vacation destination on wheels, complete with white-water rafting, golf, and drink service. Readers will be glad to know that "Due to popular demand, the new deluxe model has all the features of the regular model but comes with brakes."
- Also on the Luxury Roadster page is the note: "If you enjoy changing tires, you'll love the Luxury Roadster", accompanied by a tiny picture of a shell-shocked man surrounded by spare tires.
- The Millispeed is a car that consists of many tiny segments connected together. "It will seem like you're getting places in no time. In fact, the front of the car will be at the shops before the back has even left the garage."
- The Chefrolet cooks breakfast, and features both cow and chickens for providing raw materials. There is even entertainment for the cow, because "The best milk comes from contented cows, and nothing keeps your cow contented like round the clock Cow Channel."
You get the idea. I really loved this book. It brought me joy, looking at the exaggerated and complex illustrations, and reading the clever little asides in the text. I can see kids, especially boys, poring over this book, while their parents derive the occasional grin from the text.
This book review was originally published on my blog, Jen Robinson's Book Page, on November 11, 2006.
A wonderfully entertaining, cartoon-style picturebook. Oct 8, 2006
Written and illustrated by Mark David for the delight and entertainment of children ages 3 to 8, "Crazy Cars For Crazy Kids" offers a series of Rube Goldberg style conveyances ranging from vehicles that allow you to ride a rollercoaster while stuck in traffic, fish while you drive, fuel your car with cows milk, go whitewater rafting without leaving your car, and so much more wacky, weird, and wonderful things to do when driving the highways and byways of city and country roads. Original, clever, detailed, and thoroughly 'kid friendly', "Crazy Cars For Crazy Kids" is a wonderfully entertaining, cartoon-style picturebook.