Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Big Trucks: Touch-and-Feel Book (board book) from Thomas Nelson Publishing

My thoughts:  Sometimes it is difficult to get little boys to break away from their stash of toy cars and trucks to sit still for a book. But when the book is all about trucks, moving dirt, touching and feeling then the transition from actively playing to quietly reading begins. Start reading with them when they are small with a board book like Big Trucks: Touch-and-Feel where they can see the big trucks in action on the pages, touch the gritty dirt (no, the grit doesn't come off), feel the rubbery tires, and see a reflection in the "glass" windows.

The story is about the trucks moving dirt and stuff around and the variety of trucks is great. It is also about doing their "work" and working together to get the job done. A great opportunity to begin teaching the concept of work and cooperation.

Thomas Nelson Publishing is a Christian publishing house. While this little book isn't heavily religious, it does end the day with "God bless . . . Good night to each of you." A big "thumbs up" for this book. A delight for boys but definitely suitable for either boys or girls. (After all, in our house, the boys and girls shared ALL the toys.)

About the book: Big Trucks: A Touch-and-Feel Book is a fun way to encourage little children to learn about trucks in a hands-on tactile way. This fun board book includes a different touch-and-feel element on every spread. Children will love feeling the gritty dirt on a construction site and the smooth steel bars the crane lifts. Big Trucks empowers kids to help one another through the story of construction machinery working together to complete a day's work.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the BookLook Review Program on behalf of the publisher to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and are freely given.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my boys would love this one! Thanks for linking up at Booknificent Thursday on!


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