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Under the Hood

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Under the Hood
Written by Christophe Merlin
Format: Novelty Book
ISBN-10: 076365535X
ISBN-13: 9780763655358
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Under the Hood

author/illustrator: Christophe Merlin

Welcome to Mr. Bearís garage! His car has broken down, so itís a lucky thing heís a mechanic. But where did all his helpers go? In the trunk? Behind the door? And where is that strange noise coming from? Nostalgically illustrated and lovingly crafted, each spread of this delightful book features nested flaps and foldouts revealing missing characters, special tools, and a few unexpected mechanical secrets. So roll up your sleeves, check under the hood, and get ready for a humorous, hands-on adventure from the mechanicís shop to the road and back again.

Whatís wrong with Mr. Bearís car? Lift the flaps and find out! Fresh retro art tunes up a fun, interactive book that kids will be eager to take for a spin.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$14.99 / $17.00
076365535X /  9780763655358
on sale date:
Novelty Books / Novelty Book
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
14 / 8 5/8" x 11 13/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Social Issues; Transportation; Business, Careers, Occupations; Science & Technology;
author’s comments:
Christophe Merlin has always dreamed of being a race-car driver. The best result heís ever had in a race, however, is a broken ankle and a year off, which he dedicated to drawing. The author and illustrator of several books for children, Christophe Merlin divides his time between making art and rebuilding old cars in Paris, France.
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