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Summary: This book has a circle cut out in the middle with a baby's face in the middle that can spin around. On one side the baby has a sad face and on the other a happy face. On each page, the baby is driving a different type of truck. There is a problem and the baby fixes it. This is an interactive board book for toddlers and preschoolers.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 4; read yourself: 5 to 8
Interest Level: 1 to 4
Age of Child: Read with children ages 2 and 4.
Young Reader Reaction: Both children loved this book and loved turning the baby's head back and forth. My 2-year-old son loved the trucks and the animals in the picture. There were a lot of other things in the pictures that I could ask him to point to and engage him further.
Adult Reader Reaction: I loved the pictures in this book and it was different than any book that I have seen. Simple but good. It offered a lot.
Pros: Fun pictures will engage Little readers of every stripe. It is great for vehicle lovers, problem solvers, and wiggly toddlers. Turning head holds the attention of the little ones.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. It was a fun book that children want to read over and over. It would be worth adding to your personal collection.
Educational Themes: With its happy face and sad face, toddlers can learn opposite feelings with hands-on learning. The fun illustrations also give you a lot to explore and can help with object identification not just for trucks, but for other things, as well.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.