Putter and the Red Car is the story of one family’s cross country road trip narrated by a lively Airedale terrier. The book incorporates ideas related to family, change, geography and adventure with a backdrop of bright colorful illustrations.
This is a cute book told from the perspective of a dog. That is a different idea to write a book on what could be bogged down. Kids would like the idea too especially if they like dogs.
The only thing I had issue with was the dog apparently pushing the button for the elevator. This would be very unlikely. I think I would have liked to have seen the dog interacting with his family more too.
If I could make any suggestion for the book, it was lacking a small glossary. There were a couple of words that would have needed to be defined or at very least explained. Since this book is targeted for 6-9 year olds, that would be something that needed to happen. I personally would have liked to have known what an Airedale terrier is verses some other kind of terrier.
As for the illustrations, I like that the book was done in bright watercolors. This certainly added to the book. However, I felt the illustrator needed to take more time as she left many white spots throughout the entire book.
Overall, not a bad little book so, I give it 4 stars.
Disclosure: I received this book for my open and honest review. The reviews expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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