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Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.

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Long story short, this is a book that really grows with kids and gets them pointing, talking, laughing, and learning; what a wonderful investment.

Parents can approach this book in many stages. Toddlers, with their shorter attention spans, get the "point and laugh" method, attention given to silliness like the pickle truck and a cheese car filled with mice. Months later, a bit of the storyline can be added. Kids can track the pig family car, and parents can try to get through some of the text. Or just follow Officer Flossy as she chases Dingo -- another exciting option. When parents get through the whole story for the first time it's a real accomplishment.

Then it's time to find Goldbug on every page. That could involve a whole week of intense study and lots of shouting "there's Goldbug!" Then you can return to the story and enjoy it all over again.

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