Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Marisa Polansky
Illustrator: Maxine Lee
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers
Today I'm a Race Car Driver follows Leo through all the work that goes into being a race car driver. From Monday's car wash to Sunday's big race, there is something important every day that needs to be done so that the car and the driver are ready for competition. On Wednesday, the gear is checked to make sure it will all keep the driver safe, and on Thursday the car is inspected. On the opposite page of each day's chore is a collection of labeled pictures that are involved in the task at hand, which will both interest young racing dreamers and increase their vocabulary.
A very fun and interactive book, Today I'm a Race Car Driver is a great addition to an education collection. Exploring a new and unique career choice is fascinating for young children. It is important for developing minds to contemplate their options and mull over new ideas. The opposite pages with vocabulary and pictures prove to be informative as well as interesting. This board book is in the shape of the race car driver himself, which immediately engages audiences, and the content does not disappoint. This is a wonderful addition to any toddler or preschool library.