Phil Edmonston, author of the Lemon-Aid guides to car buying, is one of North America’s leading consumer advocates. He and Maureen Sawa, a well-known children’s librarian, have written a book jammed with the information that every car-crazy young person craves. Full of fascinating facts, and practical advice for the young reader planning to buy and run a car, or for armchair drivers dreaming of the day when…
Gordon Sauvé’s detailed, playful illustrations combined with knowledgeable, upbeat text make this a great book for drivers-in-waiting.
Phil Edmonston is known for his best-selling series of books, The Lemon-Aid Car Guides. He is founder and past President of the Automobile Protection Association, a former elected member of the Consumers Union Board of Directors, and a colleague of Ralph Nader. He is the author of 104 best-sellers dealing with consumer rights and the automobile industry. He has worked as a television reporter, a syndicated newspaper columnist, and as a host of his own open-line show. When not writing books and answering questions about cars, he can be found by the sea, in Florida. Visit his web site at ww.lemonaidcars.com.
Maureen Sawa is an award-winning librarian. She is currently the Coordinator of Adult Services and Information for the Hamilton Public Library. She is also President of the Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians, a division of the Canadian Library Association. Maureen is a graduate of the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto. Car Smarts is her first book.
“…Car Smarts…could and should be essential reading for anyone who hopes to drive a car or buy a car, and anyone who wants to know what makes a car tick…”
–The Globe and Mail
“…clean and brightly coloured illustrations add to the book’s appeal… [A]worthwhile addition to the non-fiction genre, especially for the mechanically minded.”
–The Gazette [Montreal]
“…a snappy look at every imaginable aspect of cars, brilliantly illustrated by veteran Gordon Sauvé… Particularly effective are the ways in which Edmonston and Sawa have used material supplementary to the main text to illustrate the points they are making… [R]eaders of this excellent new title will be well on their way to understanding just about every aspect of whatever make or model they end up driving.”
–Quill & Quire [starred review]
“This is truly a book for car enthusiasts. It teaches you everything from the history of cars, the true meaning of horsepower, the very first “lemon,” safety ratings and even where the ‘new car smell’ comes from.”
–Brand New Planet, Taylor Lew, Age 12