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The Way Cool License Plate Book

by (author) Leonard Wise

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2002
General, Activities, Family
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2002
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2002
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3


Everywhere you go you see vanity plates. The best of them are those that make you think and then reward you with a good laugh. Now there is a book that captures all the fun and excitement of vanity plates from across North America.

Inside The Way Cool License Plate Book you'll find plates that show how their owners feel about the cars they drive (or wish they drove!), the work they do, the sports they play and the dreams they have.

This book is the perfect companion for any vacation or road trip. Parents will be happy knowing that the games in this book strengthen math and reading skills as well as provide hours of fun. Kids will enjoy spotting plates from across the country and reading the hundreds of vanity plates inside. Categories of vanity plates include:
and there are 8 pages of games for car trips.


About the author

Leonard Wise has been a lawyer since his call to the bar in 1968, with a parallel career as television performer, food critic for the Toronto Star, screenwriter with Thomas Michael of You're Killing Me, a screenplay slated for production in 2018, and author of seven books, including the best-selling Toronto Street Names. He lives in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

A quick, fun read, and along the way youngsters and adults will pick up bits of information too... Recommended.

Canadian Materials for Librarians

Hours of fun for the whole family ... This is one of those titles that libraries should have "just because."

School Library Jouranl

This book has FN 4 KDS written all over it.

Quill and Quire

Just right for holiday road trips.

Publishers Weekly

An appealing book of games and facts ... a unique addition to a juvenile collection of books dealing with games.

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The Way Cool License Plate Book is a quick, fun read, and along the way youngsters and adults will pick up bits of information too.... Although The Way Cool License Plate Book will principally be a book for recreational reading, teachers could use it for curricular purposes as well. For example, an English or History teacher might share some of the book's vanity plates and then ask her/his students to create the vanity plates that would belong to fictional characters from literature or real historical figures. Recommended.

Canadian Materials

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