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Mitchell’s License (Hallie Durand) – Review

on August 29, 2011
Mitchell's license 
Mitchell’s License by Hallie Durand, illustrated by Tony Fucile
Picture Book
Candlewick Press, 2011
ISBN 9780763644963
 
Find this book at your local library

Every night, Mitchell refused to go to sleep, until one day, he was given his very own license. At only 3 years, 9 months and 5 days old, Mitchell could now drive himself to bed every night. With the help of his dad, of course.

This book is awesome on so many levels. Its a great book for boys, for dads, for automobile fans, for getting kids to go to sleep, for the humor, and for the illustrations. Mitchell’s dad is his car, putting Mitchell on his shoulders, leading Mitchell stear the way to the bedroom each night. Its very entertaining, and I adore the illustrations and the car humor. Its hard to quote this book, because the illustrations tell so much of the story. Durand uses a lot of automotive terms: “checked the tires”, “poured the oil”, “went in reverse” etc. They are all easy to follow, especially with the delightfully descriptive and animated faces of Mitchell and his father.

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