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Meet the Cars (Disney Pixar Cars)
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2009
I'm a pretty big fan of Pixar's CARS and was actually disappointed that the DK's CARS ESSENTIAL GUIDE just didn't give me the knowledge that I wanted. And what is it that I want? I want a book that gave me the background info not on the main characters - but EVERYONE ELSE. I'm talking about each and every other race car (besides the main three) and a whole lot more.

This book is currently the CLOSEST at doing just that, giving you a short paragraph back story on *almost* every car seen in the film, including the year, model / make of the car as well. Did you know that every race car has an individual name just like Lightning McQueen? I sure didn't and you'll find them all here (not even the Mattel toys give you the name of the individual race cars).

I'm sure in time there will be an expanded book as they've left out a handful of background characters (excluded from the book are some racers like LEAK LESS and NITROADE) and they're missing some of the names on a few as well (the book lists Chief No Stall, not Roman Dunes which is his name). Despite the incomplete nature of the book, this is the next best resource for CARS you can currently buy, following the BluRay of the movie itself.

And just to be clear, this IS a children's book so don't expect hardcore Star Wars type bios and stats pages. So if you or your kid is more interested in reading about the different cars than about Radiator Springs or the Piston Cup, this is the book to get. If the photos on the amazon page doesn't help, pick up the book at the book store and give it a careful glance if this is the book to add to your collection.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2009
This book is for real fans.
Inside you will find the description of most cars you watched in the movie. Sadly, it's missing the four cars from the highway at night gang (boost, wingo, dj and snot-rod).
All in all, the quality of the book is excellent, hard cover, very fine pictures and a full poster.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2011
This is the perfect book for any cars fan. I have a three year old boy that destroys these books because he looks through them so much. He likes to look at every car and ask me his name.. this goes on and on until we go through every car in the book. Takes forever!! ...then when we finish the book, he starts over!! ahahah high quality hard cover book. worth every penny!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2010
We LOVE this book - in fact, as we watch the movie, my son will ask who someone is and then he'll say "Look it up in the book". It's very cute. BUT...it is missing some major characters who happen to be our favorites like: Boost, DJ, Snot Rod, Wingo and Leakless. Still a great book - just know there are a few missing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2011
I got this at the library and one of my five year old twins started carrying it around everywhere he went, so I decided to buy it. He has now learned how to read numbers from 1-100 by practicing the numbers on all the race cars. He did start to get a little obsessed with all the obscure Piston Cup Race cars, so be prepared for that if your kid really gets into things like mine does. I'm sure if it's like all the other little phases, something else will fascinate him soon. Here's what he has to say about it: "I like it cause the race cars are cool and I love it cause it has pit crew guys."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 25, 2010
My older son is big into Pixar Cars; he loves the movie, the short clips, the story books, the calendars, and all things with Pixar Cars. Subsequently, we bought him Meet the Cars, and he sure is a happy camper; the illustrations, each car's respective informational text, and the feel/quality of the book are great! The only drawback is that there seems to be a significant number of what I would call "random cars," i.e. racing or non-racing cars that serve as "extras" while Wingo, Boost, DJ, and Snot Rod, who happen to be among my son's favourites are, for some unexplained reason, missing/absent. Thus, the book is to a lesser extent incomplete. Nevertheless, the great quality, great price, and great fun that this book provides make it well worth it. 5 Stars!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2012
my son absolutely loves this book. even though he isn't reading yet, he sits there with this book for a long time and makes up stories about each of the characters. it is colourful and to the point with the description of each character from Cars and Cars 2. great for developing the imagination about what you want the story to be for that particular car!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Purchased for my 4 year old grandson for Christmas. Beautiful book with all of the cars from Cars 2. Like an encyclopedia with all of the characters and little tid bits about each of them. Well done, my grandsons love this book. You won't be disappointed. Must have for Cars fans!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 15, 2012
If your child loves the 'Cars' series buy this book! It features pictures and write ups of almost all cars that have appeared in the movie series and also includes a cool poster.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 2, 2010
My son collects the cars and absolutley loves the book, have to read a few sections to him every night before bed. All Cars fans should make this a MUST BUY!
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