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Summary: Each page presents a tool that you would find in a toolbox, and a simple explanation of how its used. Learn about a saw, a screwdriver and a wrench to name a few. This board book explores the basic tools you use around the house.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 4; read yourself: 5 to 8
Interest Level: 1 to 5
Age of Child: Read with a 2-year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: I picked this book because my son has been watching his dad work with a hammer this week. When we read it, he carefully looked at each picture of the tool and moved his hand in the motions he would have to do to use the tools. He learned the names of the tools and saw the words that described the tools. You can say "hammer" now and he knows which page to go to.
Adult Reader Reaction: I liked the book and the simple presentation. It had bright easy to interpret pictures.
Pros: This is a fun book to share with children who are interested in or just discovering tools.
Cons: Some of the tools could have been more modern. The ruler that measures is one of those folding ones from the 1970s.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This book is a fun introduction to tools, but it isn't really a story.