Professor Wooford McPaw’s History of Cars by Elliot Kruszynski

Professor Wooford McPaw’s History of Cars by Elliot Kruszynski. Cicada Books, 2021. 9781908714954

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  3

Format:  Hardcover

What did you like about the book:  The first in a new series to explain modern technology.  Professor McPaw, a dog and his assistant, Mrs. Tab, take you on a ride through the history of the car.    Kruszynski provides lots of information on how the automobile has changed over the years. The book runs through the history of cars, from the steam engine, to combustion engine, to Henry Ford’s car, before moving on to motor racing, luxury cars, Japanese innovations, electric and the self-driving cars of today. The book ends with what is to come in the future.  The brightly illustrated pages are in comic strip style.   A fun ride of car innovation and imagination sure to please every car enthusiast. 

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a must for car-loving young readers and budding inventors.

Who should buy this book?  Elementary schools, home and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Nonfiction: 629.222

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, L.G. Nourse Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  October 15, 2021

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