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My First Car Was Red

$19.50 NZD

My First Car Was Red is an exciting and hilarious picture book about brothers and cars – and one crazy car ride.

Grandpa brought me a surprise. ‘For you,’ he said.
It was rusty. Really rusty. But you could tell what it was – a little car! Exactly my size.
‘Diesel or gas?’ I asked Grandpa.
‘Sweat,’ he said.

Your first car is always the best. And your first trip is unforgettable – even when it doesn’t go exactly to plan.


  • Written and Illustrated by Peter Schössow
  • Translated by Sally-Ann Spencer
  • Published by Gecko Press
  • Reader Age: 5-7 year


Peter Schössow was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1953. He has won many awards, including the German Youth Literature Prize.


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