If I Could Drive, Mama by Cari Best

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The rarest plaything of all seems to be Mama, who selflessly acts all day in Charlie’s imaginary world to the point of exhaustion. Although Charlie seems to be calling all the shots, this is a positive nod to creative make-believe.
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When Charlie turns a plain cardboard box into a zippy new car, he can’t wait for Mama to have the first ride. He adjusts the mirror, checks to be sure there is enough gas, and reminds Mama to buckle up. Then off they go—REV REV VROOM! There are places to visit and bumps along the way. There is even a traffic jam! By the time they return home, Mama is exhausted, but Charlie can’t wait for her nap to be over so he can drive her someplace else.
A Margaret Ferguson Book

 

About Cari Best

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Cari Best has written many acclaimed books for children, including most recently My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay. She lives in Weston, Connecticut.Simone Shin has illustrated several books for children, including The Red Bicycle by Jude Isabella. She graduated from Boston University and Art Center College of Design. She lives in San Francisco, California. simoneshin.com
 
Published November 22, 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Aug 17 2016

The rarest plaything of all seems to be Mama, who selflessly acts all day in Charlie’s imaginary world to the point of exhaustion. Although Charlie seems to be calling all the shots, this is a positive nod to creative make-believe.

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