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The "Cars" movies/books are addictive... even for grandparents!
on February 14, 2014
My husband and I began collecting "everything Thomas" when our older grandson was about 2 1/2, and then - just shy of turning 4 - came his obsession with Disney's 2006 "Cars" movie and it's 2011 sequel "Cars 2"... we were "all in"! We have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming all of the funny and lovable characters from Radiator Springs into our home with the DVDs and diecasts, and in this Little Golden Book based on the sequel, Lightning McQueen and his pit crew (Luigi, Guido, Sarge & Fillmore) take part in the 3-country World Grand Prix that's run in Tokyo (Japan), Porto Corsa (Italy) and London (England) against arch-rival Francesco and other racers. You can't begin to cover in 24 pages the entire contents of the movie, but it does a very good job of covering the main aspects, with Mater (Lightning's best friend) being pulled into this tale of espionage with spies Holley and Finn, being chased by the bad-guy "Lemons" (hilariously, they are all based on cars with poor track records, i.e. Gremlins, Pacers, Hugos), but primarily it's a story about friendship, including Luigi's Uncle Topolino reminding Lightning (after having had some cross words with Mater) that, "Whoever finds a friend finds a treasure." These "Cars" books are definitely a couple of the most frequently read from the collection of Little Golden Books we have based on Disney's movies, and this one is a very fun, enjoyable read. (It was also wonderful to watch the transformation from MY reading the book TO him, to the point where HE reads the book to ME. Our younger grandson - not quite 2 - is already well aware of who Lightning and Mater are, and the books are read so often that he sometimes finishes the sentences!)