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Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Hardcover – June 1, 1998
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In his extraordinary career, Richard Scarry illustrated over 150 books, many of which have never been out of print. His books have sold over 100 million copies around the world, and are currently published in over twenty languages. Richard Scarry, Jr., also an illustrator, carries on his father's work today under the name of Huck Scarry. He was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society of Illustrators in 2012.
Top Customer Reviews
Now I have my own child and even though he is a 16 month old and doesn't fully appreciate everything it has to offer, he loves the variety of pictures and the large pages that he can turn. And as he learns the names of more things, he has more to point to in the book.
The main upside of the book is that there is a lot to look at on every page. Not just vehicles, but scenery and action make each turn of the page a new adventure. While there is a story that goes on through the entire book, you can get lots of enjoyment just by flipping through it and this makes it worthwhile for younger children who don't have the longest of attention spans. The pictures are clear and bright and help with building vocabulary and recognition.
Before "Where's Waldo," there was Goldbug. After a while, children will know exactly where he is on each page but having to hunt for him the first several times through adds something else to the charm of Richard Scarry.
The downsides are small and not worth worrying about. The pages are big but that means they are easily ripped. Just keep the tape handy. Also, pagewise, it is a long book for that age and parents can grow tired of reading it. But the actual amount of words is small. Most of the time is taken by looking at everything and searching for Goldbug. And most kids seem to enjoy looking through the book by themselves.
And I can't complain at all if a book keeps kids interested in reading. And I expect to buy another copy someday.
My son loves the book--he reaches for it and picks it up, and when we're reading to him he grabs for all the pictures; he's very interested!
I've never been the world's biggest Richard Scarry fan, but this book is way better than I thought it would be, too--it's so funny. I love the frightened parking meter and other funny details, and finding Goldbug on each set of pages can be quite challenging.
Cars and Trucks and Things That Go is an entertaining book that can hold the whole family's attention!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a story about cars and trucks with a sense of humor that is very appealing to a preschooler. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Lona Schuyler
This is a classic book that I had growing up, so I had to buy it for my new grandson. The pictures with all the words and busy pictures kept me busy when I was young. Read morePublished 2 days ago by WBRam
It's wonderful to introduce Richard Scarry books to the next generation.Published 2 days ago by Susan Seales
My son loves all the images on each page. With so much to look at her has spent many hours investigating the art work.Published 4 days ago by TG
Great classic book for kids. A bit worn but that was as stated. Satisfied with this order.Published 5 days ago by Marilyn J.
This book was purchased as a Christmas gift for my nephews.Published 15 days ago by Colleen R. Thale
I bought 4 Richard Scarry's books for my 2.5 year old. This is his favorite. He makes my husband and me to read twice a day, so he can hear the story and go through the book 4... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Qiong Schlegel