Motor Miles by John Burningham


51gpci9nwzl        Motor Miles by John Burningham, Candlewick Press, 9780763690649, 2016

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: (1-5) (5 is a starred review): 5

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? Classic writer and illustrator John Burningham writes a new book about Miles, the dog who is a little different from most dogs. He doesn’t like taking walks, eating his food, being with other dogs or coming when called. His only enjoyment is going on rides in a car. When a neighbor makes Miles his own car, he is finally happy. And when his friend Norman needs a ride to school one day, Miles and Norman realize that taking trips in the car together is just the adventure they need. Illustrated in the recognizable John Burningham style this book is both a pleasure to look at and a pleasure to read.

Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about this book

To Whom Would You Recommend this book? John Burningham fans will love this book, along with dog lovers who have defiant dogs. Children ages 2-6 will enjoy it.

Who should buy this book? all libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Children’s Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: Dec.13, 2016

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