Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2018
As with "If I Built a Car" my daughter loves the fun, creative designs and enjoys pointing out fun details of the illustrations. I understand this author does his own illustrations and they are terrific other than a tendency towards dorky-faced people. The art style overall is smooth and detailed and meticulous, with a super fun 1950's look to everything. It is really appealing. We have a few other books by this author, including "The Circus Ship" and "A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee" and my daughter noticed Mr. Magee driving by with his dog in the background in this book! I really hate that impressionistic, sloppy art style some other books are illustrated with.

The rhymes in this book flow very well, except one page where I felt the text was a bit weak. And with the exception of the no-gravity room, usually this writer has an actual logic to his crazy designs that makes them extra appealing... unlike another book we bought, by a different author, where the designs were so random and incoherent.

This is a great book to encourage kids to think outside the box, and this author has become our favorite. As a mechanical type guy myself, it is exciting to see the enthusiasm my daughter has for these books.
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