Qty:1
  • List Price: $8.95
  • Save: $1.16 (13%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Miles of Smiles: 101 Grea... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping, 24/7 Customer Service, and package tracking. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Miles of Smiles: 101 Great Car Games and Activities Paperback – January 1, 1993


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$7.79
$2.22 $0.01
100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime


Frequently Bought Together

Miles of Smiles: 101 Great Car Games and Activities + National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas: Maps, Games, Activities, and More for Hours of Backseat Fun + Travel Scavenger Hunt For Kids Card Game
Price for all three: $18.44

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Children's Books for Thanksgiving
Visit the Children's Thanksgiving Bookstore to find historical books about Pilgrims and Native Americans, silly turkey tales, and sweet stories about giving thanks.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Carousel Press; Revised edition (January 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0917120116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0917120114
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Award-winning travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers is a native San Franciscan. She holds a B.A. degree in anthropology from San Francisco State University and an elementary teaching credential from Fresno State College. Carole is the author of 17 books, including MILES OF SMILES: 101 GREAT CAR GAMES & ACTIVITIES and WEEKEND ADVENTURES IN SAN FRANCISCO & NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. She is the founding publisher of Carousel Press and the editor of DREAM SLEEPS: CASTLE & PALACE HOTELS OF EUROPE. Also an active freelance writer, she has written for Family Fun, Sunset, and numerous other magazines, as well as for the travel sections of many newspapers. She has also been both a movie and restaurant critic. Carole has been quoted in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, has been a featured guest on the Today Show, is an extra in Mick Jagger's 'Visions of Paradise' music video, and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Ms. Meyers resides in Berkeley, California.

SIGN UP FOR FREE E-LETTER at https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:Join/signupId:56411

WATCH THE WORLD LIVE ON WEBCAMS at http://www.webcamtraveler.com
SEE MY VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/traveluv
VISIT MY BLOGS:
http://www.weekendadventuresupdate.blogspot.com
http://www.travelswithcarole.blogspot.com
http://www.webcamtraveler.blogspot.com
http://www.caughtontheweb.blogspot.com
FOLLOW MY TWEETS: TWITTER.com/traveluv

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By jsc on August 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
I pulled this book out when things were degrading during our 3000+ mile road trip this summer. I chose a game, everyone played and had fun. The games are simple to learn, also indexed according to age group - which helped find an appropriate game quickly. When spending so much time in the car, you need many different "tools" to make it through. This is a great one!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By C. Camann on January 7, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We played the games in this book on a two day trip to the mid-west and my kids enjoyed it. Our girls were ages 3, 5 and 6 at the time though, and most of these games and activities were too old for them. Think we'll get more use out of it as they get older. BTW, my husband came up with great car game at this time. One person impersonates a character from a book or movie and gives one clue at a time as to who they are. Whoever guesses who you are wins and gets to go next. For instance, my big, 6'1" husband said in a dainty, high pitched voice. "I love to eat apples." After everyone guessed, and got it wrong, he went on to the next clue. "I have an evil stepmother." More guesses, all wrong, so he moved on to another clue."My best friends are 7 little strange men." At that point our oldest two daughters shouted out, "Snow White!" It was hilarious! At one point I was our dog, "I like to eat out of the garbage can", and one of our daughters was Eve, "I like to dress-up in fig leaves." The funnier the clues the better.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Melkrag on July 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
This was a great book, we have used it on 2 long trips so far and love it. There are tongue twisters, jokes, and lots of activities for everyone to participate in. A great buy!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
95 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Brown on April 26, 2002
Format: Paperback
I've seen those ads for minivans with little monitors for passengers in the back seats to watch movies. Frankly, the idea of appals me! Don't our children also need a vacation from TV & movies? How much real life are they missing? How dull will our children's brains become, being force-fed with endless artificial stories?
"Are we there yet?" is a question rarely asked when you bring MILES OF SMILES along on your journeys. It is a good book for travellers, chock-a-block with things to do with eyes & brains. Thinking on the move, exercising the brain cells, learning to wrap the tongue around strange words, thinking inside the head, rather than passively, staring into space as someone else's ideas reel into the mind.
In my childhood, the only way we went on vacations was by family car. My mother was the driver, with my father navigating. To retain his sanity, he invented all sorts of brain teasing games. So, I was thrilled when I came upon Carole Terwilliger Meyers' handy little book MILES OF SMILES. It's perfect for a glove compartment or a seat pocket. I have, however, played many of these games with my kids on busses, trains, even 'planes.
MILES OF SMILES is a book that will let you think, use your brain, get to know your family. It has a whole slew of new games to play, which can be adapted to any age passengers. In the Introduction, Carole Terwilliger Meyers even gives parents a clue as to how to entice teenagers into the games.
Pick up a couple of copies of MILES OF SMILES - just in case you lose the first!
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michmom on April 4, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My 12 year old daughter enjoyed this book and my husband and I had fun interacting with her on our trip; however our 3 1/2 year old was a little left out, many games in here were too advanced for her and require basic reading skills that she has not mastered yet.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mom of 3 on July 14, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is for any parent who doesn't want to plug their child into the DVD player for hours on end for a long car trip. I was VERY pleased with this book. It is a compact size that can fit in the console or glove compartment. In addition, there are lots of fun games and there is even an index of the games broken out by age group! What a great product!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JennaMay on April 14, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful book with lots of fun easy to play games, especially helpful for traveling with kids, and in this day & age of all kinds of electronic toys and gadgets it's a great way to really interact with each other.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again