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Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Hardcover – June 1, 1998
Although this book was around when many of today's parents were youngsters, it has remained a steadfast must-have in every toddler's library. For starters, it's a great vocabulary guide that names the many things that go (and some that haven't a prayer of going, but are great fun to imagine anyway). It's also teeming with detail-rich scenes and characters on every page, teaching children the rewards of looking long and closely (such as finding the hidden "Goldbug" in each spread). Along the way it entertains with the silly and slapstick--everything from toothpaste and toothbrush cars to six fire department vehicles that show up to extinguish a ladybug-size fire in a miniature pink convertible. What's most amazing about this book, however, is its longevity. When you purchase it for your fledgling talker, you should consider it an investment. Even 11-, 12-, and 13-year-olds are known to pore over the book nostalgically, cooing at Lowly Worm and eagerly tracking Officer Flossie's book-long chase after that irresponsible, speedster driver in a cowboy hat. (Ages 2 and older) --Gail Hudson
From the Back Cover
This book is about objects with wheels that can roll.
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I remember this book from when I was a kid, I even remember drawing my own wacky cars.
It's been a big hit with our twin girls (age 3) and should have a place on any toddler's book shelf.
This book never gets old.
It's amazing how fun it is to look at the detail in every page.
It gives you the names for each vehicle, so it's educational.
It has you look for Goldbug on every page - so there is that fun as well.
The book is long for us, so we may start on page 1 one day and start in the middle of the book the next.
Such a wonderful book!!
I'm not certain why, but little kids love this book. Beyond Scarry's wild imagination in transportation design, I think the main attraction is finding Goldbug on each of the pages. At least that's my favorite thing, and I've been reading this book to kids and grandkids for probably 35+ years.
But seriously, kids love this book. There is lots to see and talk about. And it is fun to hunt for gold bug.
This one is pretty much a classic.
We've been reading these delightful educational books to our grandchildren for 37 years, and now are buying them for our great grandchildren. They are so well done that adults get pleasure from them as well.
Thanks, Mary Abell
P.S. The following does not need to be in the initial review, but you
may find it interesting. The first one that we bought, back in 1977, Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever, had captions in English, French and
German. Since little Erik lived with his parents in Germany and his
parents spoke that language fluently, they taught him all the vocabulary in German after he was familiar with it in English.
He is now an executive in B/E Aerospace and speaks German every day as part of his job, as does his younger brother, Bjorn, who is Purchasing Director for the Americas. We hail this book as the impetus for their learning to read before they started school, as well as lifelong success.
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They love looking for the Golden bug on every page!