Building Route 66

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Book Information
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Kelly Doudna
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Year: 2018
ISBN: 9781532111082
Pages: 24

How many time zones does Route 66 pass through? What year was Route 66 completely paved? These questions and many more will be answered while flipping through the pages of this book. In the beginning, an explanation of roads and their purpose is provided. Then the historical advancement of automobiles with the Model-T cars is described. The book is packed with interesting facts about the building of historic Route 66. The evolution of this route is explained simply by introducing the freeway system. Some parts of this historic road are still accessible. A short quiz tests your knowledge at the end of the book.

Building Route 66 is an informational book that will captivate anyone interested in history, cars, or both! This book is recommended for preschool- or primary-aged children. Vocabulary may be more challenging for younger readers, but there are plenty of pictures on each page. Difficult concepts are explained clearly, and a glossary is included at the end of the book. Pictures are stunning as they depict the historic route, complete with a Model T driving down a dirt road. This story provides facts about Route 66 and will make you feel like you are on a historical highway of fun!