By Chase Wheeler
Published in 2008 by Grosset & Dunlap
144 pages -Ages 6-9
Speed wanted to help Pops build a new engine for the Mach 5 racecar by winning $5,00o.00 in a car race. What Speed didn’t know was that the other drivers in the race didn’t really care about winning, they just wanted to stop Speed and steal the secret plans for designing the Mach 5. Can Speed’s friends, Trixie, Sparky, Spritle and Chim Chim help Speed fight off the enemy “racers” and finish the race in one piece?!?
This book is the first book in the Speed Racer series put out by Grosset & Dunlap (I think there are 6 in all). This book was good for a couple of reasons. First the black and white illustrations are pretty cool. Second there is a bonus story at the end of the book. Third it’s a good story, but I do wish there was more to the story. I think the book would have been better if there were more details in the story. I think it is an excellent book for advanced young readers. Most places has the age range for the book as 9-12 but I think it is a book for younger kids, like 6-9. I think I will give the other books in the series a try.
Categories: Age 6-9