Lowriders in Space (Low Riders #1) (Hardcover)

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An impala, an octopus, and a mosquito make a quirky but exuberant band of friends with a dream – pooling their talents to win a car detailing contest and open their own garage. With Spanish mixed in (and translated), their journey into space makes their car truly cosmic. Pick up a bit of knowledge on cars and astronomy at the same time.  Ages 7+.

— Rosemary


Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team's favorite cars of all are lowriders--cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash--just what the team needs to open their own shop Ay chihuahua What will it take to transform a junker into the best car in the universe? Striking, unparalleled art from debut illustrator Raul the Third recalls ballpoint-pen-and-Sharpie desk-drawn doodles, while the story is sketched with Spanish, inked with science facts, and colored with true friendship. With a glossary at the back to provide definitions for Spanish and science terms, this delightful book will educate and entertain in equal measure.

About the Author

Cathy Camper is a librarian focusing on outreach to schools and children in grades K-12. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Raul the Third teaches classes on drawing and comics for kids at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452121550
ISBN-10: 1452121559
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: November 4th, 2014
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Low Riders