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Looks fine to me but my toddler would rather eat it. I'm not quite sure why. I always end up saying to him though "If all your going to do is eat your book then you don't get to have your book". Maybe the paper has an odd texture or something. He's always licking it. We never get anywhere near the end of this one. Kind of strange too I think because he's so into cars and vehicles.
I used to read these books to my son when he was young and thought they would be a perfect gift for my new grandchild. As I looked through the books, I was surprised by how very dated the books are in the way they reinforced old gender biases. For example, the page about what Mommies do all day begins with Mommy and daughter serving breakfast to Dad and son, then Mommy getting money from Daddy before he goes to work. I then looked through the other book and realized the old gender standards in all of the jobs. I do love Richard Scarry's talent but cannot even consider reading these to my grandchild. Because it is too late to return them, I will be donating them.
I had high hopes for this book as there are so many positive reviews but this just isn't a favorite of my two and a half year old. I don't like that they show so much aggression in the book, either although I'm guessing some people may find that aspect of the book funny. Not sure if we should be teaching toddlers road rage so early on!
I thought this was a good book for a toddler but it has a lot more complex text when compared to my nephew's attention span. I will keep it until he's about 5 or 6 years old. I wish the illustrations were closer to the cover art. Instead they are smaller and overly crammed onto each page.
This is a great book. The copy we ordered was listed as “like new” but is missing the title page. I’m not super-pissed about this, however, as our son is a year old and will probably be pretty harsh on the book anyway.
This is good for kids who love cars and trucks. The kids love to look at the pictures, but don't seem to car much about the story. Lots of interesting pictures! We never seem to get to the end pages either. It may be a bit long for really little kids, as they want to repeat the same pages over and over. Maybe just my experience though.
Hmm, I seem to be in the minority on this book. I found it to be an 'okay' book and gave it three stars. My son LOVES trucks and I researched top rated car/truck books to get him for Christmas. I came across this book and it was so highly rated that I figured it'd be a big hit with him. He barely gives this book the time of day. I have tried reading it to him multiple times and pointing out the various trucks and cars. He keeps going back to his realistic trucks book that has real photos of excavators/bulldozers/Mack trucks/etc. I think there might just be too much going on in this book for him to concentrate on it. Each page is filled with silly vehicles with a little story to go along with it. Maybe this will grow on him but as of right now, it's not a favorite.