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
Lynne was a staff writer for 25 years at the Los Angeles Times where she established and maintained the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat and was a general arts reporter. As a freelance writer and editor, Lynne is currently working in the arts and family entertainment fields.

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