How to Be a Race Car

Respect with Lightning McQueen

From the Series Disney Great Character Guides

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Zipping around a racetrack isn’t as easy as it looks. Race cars need to be able to work with a team if they want to cross the finish line first. It also takes humility, determination, and, most importantly, respect. Take a lap with Lightning McQueen and learn what it takes to be a great race car. Along the way you’ll read about some real jobs and the workers that use the same skills as Lightning every day!

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction
Category Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Disney Learning ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-01-01
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JNF013000, JNF053160, JNF053200, JUV039220, JUV039140, JUV006000
Dewey 796.72
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 640
Guided Reading Level P
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Mari Schuh

Mari Schuh's love of reading began with cereal boxes at the kitchen table. Today Mari is the author of hundreds of nonfiction books for beginning readers, covering topics from tomatoes to tornadoes. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and still enjoys a big bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios. Learn more about her at

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Disney Great Character Guides

In this lighthearted approach to character education, readers learn what character traits are needed in their favorite Disney and Pixar characters’ "jobs"—such as Elsa’s role as Snow Queen or Woody’s job as Andy’s most beloved toy. View available downloads →