“Mitchell never ever EVER wanted to go to bed. Until his dad finally said he could drive there.” New license in hand, Mitchell and his good humored dad turn a piggyback ride into an imaginative adventure. I was thoroughly delighted by Hallie Durand’s book “Mitchell’s License.” The comic range of the dad’s facial expressions and honest tone of the evening routine had me laughing out loud. You can just tell that Durand enjoyed this evening routine night after night with her own family.
To further extend the fun of “Mitchell’s License,” try one of these activities:
- Create your own race car using paper towel tubes and these simple directions on Family Fun’s website.
- Re-enact the story as a different mode of transportation. How would the romp change if you were driving a boat, hot air balloon or space shuttle?
- Share the song “I’m a Little Piece of Tin.”
I’m a Little Piece of Tin
(View Play Along Song’s video to see the actions and hear the tune)
I’m a little piece of tin,
Nobody knows what shape I’m in,
Got four wheels and a runnin’ board,
I’m not a Chevy. I’m not a Ford.
Honk, honk, rattle, rattle, rattle, crash, beep, beep (x3)