Our Booklist: The Big Book of Things that Go

by Cat on March 11, 2009

Our Booklist: “The Big Book of Things That Go

by Erika

S loves “The Big Book of Things That Go” so much that we’ve gone through approximately two rolls of tape fixing three copies of this book. I don’t have any photos because a tragic monster truck accident pushed a glass of juice onto the last remaining copy. It’s an oversized book with hundreds of photographs of real trucks, trains, cars, hot air balloons, motorcycles, planes, emergency vehicles, construction equipment … basically anything that “goes.” Each photo has a two or three sentence caption with details about the vehicle, which is why, at age two, S was able to explain the difference to me between a bulldozer, digger and excavator.

One of the best days of John’s life is when S, at age 2, pointed to a picture of a large dump truck and said, “articulated dump truck.” For ages 1-6. Younger kids like to look at the pictures, toddlers like to ask a lot of questions about the pictures, and my pre-schooler likes to make me feel dumb by quizzing me about the different attributes of the vehicles shown in the pictures.

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Tori Higa Stationery March 11, 2009 at 6:22 pm

this book has my son’s name all over it. we were just outside this morning waving to the garbage truck in our jammies. 🙂


libbydibby March 12, 2009 at 3:01 am

that’s great!
I need this one for Z – whose birthday is next week… perfect timing!


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