ISBN 0-395-66414-4, 0-618-04034-X


What could be better than a ride in the car, with mom at the wheel, a bright balloon to play with, and a dog for company? There’s a whole alphabet of sights along the way, from Ambulance and Bus in the city, to the Yield sign that means we’re close to the final Zoom for home.

This book started as an assignment in an illustration class I was taking at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. My son, Sam, was four years old when I was working on this book. His love of cars and trucks was my inspiration.

The page for F for Fire Truck was one of my favorites to paint because I had to go down to the fire station in my town and ask the firemen to allow me to get on top of their fire truck to do the drawing. So, this is really one of the fire trucks in my own town. Thank you to the firemen of Claremont, CA.


ABCDrive! is on the California Readers Association list of books. “Wheels are the exciting action in this alphabet book... The more you look, the more you see on the busy streets.”
—ALA Booklist

“Pleasing illustrations and an ever-popular theme that seems to mesmerize young children.” 
—School Library Journal