Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Riding in My Car

Riding in My Car

Spring 2012 Picture Books
Ages: 5 & Up
Author: Woody Guthrie
Author: Scott Menchin
ISBN: 9780316052160
Hardcover Price: $17.99

Author/illustrator and collage artist Scott Menchin has turned the words to legendary folksinger Woody Guthrie's playful and iconic children's song into colorful, interactive play. As a family of cartoon canines set out for a cross-country trip in their wood-paneled convertible, readers encounter pop-up surprises, tabs to pull and lift and "fun facts" on every page. To fully appreciate the book, however, read along with Guthrie's lively original recording of the song at the book's website (

Lynne Heffley   ©2012 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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