A New Take on the ABCs with Formula 1™ Racing

Posted January 25, 2023 by Richetta in Book Reviews, Children's Books / 0 Comments

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A New Take on the ABCs with Formula 1™ RacingABC's of Racing by Andy Amendola
Illustrator: Wei Ren
on March 1, 2022
Genres: Alphabet
Pages: 34
Format: Hardcover
Source: Red Racer Books
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ABCs of Racing teaches kids about Formula One Racing with Red Racer and Roxy the Engineer as your guides. Full of gorgeous illustrations, the pages are inspired by actual tracks and racing situations around the world, to engage both kids and parents. -34 vividly illustrated pages that follow the alphabet with detailed explanations for each new racing term! -Great for kids of many ages, particularly for 3-8 year olds. -Easy to introduce concepts and terms around car racing for your kids, but fun for adults, too! -Available in both English and Spanish versions, with over 10 different definitions and images across the two.

Review: Red Racer Presents ABCs of Racing

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Red Racer Presents ABCs of Racing: My first Guide to Formula 1™ Racing by Andy Amendola is a fun and unique children’s book that goes way beyond the basics of the alphabet. It’s a great opportunity to engage kids in learning about the topic of racing while bringing in new vocabulary and letter practice for the really little ones.

Multi-Age Appeal

I had a great time reading Red Racer Books Presents ABCs of Racing aloud with my kids because they could all participate on their own level. For context, I have three children ages 4-8. So while I was reading, my preschooler’s job was to announce each letter. While my older ones asked questions and made connections with all of the car racing information they were learning. I enjoyed learning about racing as well!

Encourage Engagement With STEM & Diversity

This is a great selection for getting your children or students to focus on STEM as the book explores aerodynamics, mechanics, car technology functions and more that will grab kids’ interests. There is also diverse representation in the books. I love that one of the characters featured, Roxy the Engineer, is a girl too so that both boys and girls can see themselves in the book. You will also see Spanish throughout the book.


I definitely recommend checking out Red Racer Books Presents ABCs of Racing: My first Guide to Formula 1™ Racing with your little ones, whether you are into racing or know nothing about the topic.

More The Series

Red Racer Books Presents ABCs of Racing: My first Guide to Formula 1™ Racing is part of a series by the author Andy Amendola. It includes All About Race Cars – A Guide to Formula 1 Race Cars and Red Racer presenta ABC de Carreras Mi Primera Guía de Carreras Fórmula 1TM. Check out his website.

About the Author

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Andy Amendola

Andy Amendola has always loved driving, but when he was introduced to Formula 1 racing via the hit Netflix series Drive To Survive, it was love at first sight. He became fascinated with the sport, and here we are! Andy grew up in Florida but his family are immigrants from Uruguay, in South America.

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