No.1 Car Spotter Goes to School
Author: Atinuke
For Juniors/KS2
Price 5.99 paperback
Book(s) at 5.99 paperback
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No.1 Car Spotter Goes to School In this fourth short chapter book about No.1 Car Spotter - as Oluwalase Babatunde Benson is universally known - he describes events in his small African village as a series of comic collisions between traditional rural and modern urban values. When the car of a black American and his son is forced to a halt by marauding village cows, No.1 befriends the visitors and is able to study their behaviours and lifestyle with its electronic gadgets, computer games and books. His hope of gaining access to such wonders seems less of a dream when a school opens in the neighbourhood and No.1 is initially thrilled to attend. But the village world in the shape of his formidable grandmother and beloved grandfather with his own hoard of stories has many things to teach No. 1 too. As with the other books in the series, the black and white illustrations are part of their humour and charm.