A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to off-road cars, rugged vehicles known for their wide, tough tires and use in off-road races. Also included is a description of the U.S. military’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.
Part of the Amazing Racing Cars series
From dragsters to touring cars, some of the most popular racing cars offer thrills worldwide. Appealing to racing enthusiasts of many ages, this new series introduces the features of eight Amazing Racing Cars. Detailed photos and straightforward text examine the featured car’s history, parts, and modes of racing. Each book also includes a biographical story about a famous driver who influenced the sport.
Young learners who love hearing about superfast vehicles will adore this informative series. The books do an excellent job sharing the science of racing cars, like: dragsters produce flames in their wake thanks to the combusting nitromethane and methanol fuel, Formula One cars are designed with aerodynamic bodies to improve tire traction and reduce drag, and extra suspension in off-road and rally cars helps drivers keep control over bumpy terrain. Some of the vehicles are even made with lightweight carbon fiber bodies! Each book ends with a profile of a racing all-star, like Antron Brown, the first African American to win the National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel World Championship, and Mia Chapman, a seven-time kart racing champion. Unique glossary terms are defined on the pages of first mention. Filled with colorful photos and tons of facts, they are accessible and exciting. VERDICT Attractive first purchases.
–School Library Journal, 04/01/2022