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My Side of the Car    by Kate Feiffer & Jules Feiffer order for
My Side of the Car
by Kate Feiffer
Order:  USA  Can
Candlewick, 2011 (2011)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Poor little Sadie. Every time her dad tries to take her to the zoo something happens and they never get there. Once it was her mother. She tripped on a toy and they ended up at the emergency room at the local hospital.

Another time their dog ran away so they had to go look for him. Then, there was the day Sadie's grandparents unexpectedly showed up and they had to go visit a museum since the old folks didn't care for wild animals.

Today, no matter what, Sadie and her dad are going to make it all the way to the zoo. But as they head down the road, it begins to rain. 'Sadie, it's raining. We can't go to the zoo,' says the girl's dad.

'It's not raining on my side of the car,' replies Sadie. And so it goes. The rain comes pouring down on her dad's side of the car and the sun is shining on Sadie's side. They keep going, but when they get to the zoo even Sadie has to admit it is way too wet to visit the animals.

Now you might think that's another bust day when Sadie and her dad never got a chance to see the animals. But that's not quite the way this cute story ends. Actually, it all does work out well, but I'll let you discover how this happens.

Kate Feiffer and her famous cartoonist father collaborated on this picture book for youngsters four years of age and older. The result is an amusing story with top notch illustrations that your child will love reading over and over again.

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