Books That Move!
I have had so many responses to my Garbage Truck and School Bus crafts lately that I decided I needed a book review post filled only with transportation themed books. This is not a comprehensive list (although I am working on one) just the newest additions. For a list of my transportation activities click here.
“The Adventures of Taxi Dog” by Debra and Sal Barraca is about a stray dog rescued by a taxi driver in New York City. He spends the rest of his days riding in the front seat soaking up the diversity of their fares. The rhyming text and detailed illustrations by Marc Buehner work well together to make this a fun read.
“Machines At Work” by Byron Barton is a bold and bright book. Perfect for toddlers who are obsessed with construction vehicles. The text is brief but effective. My son loved this book as an infant. And at 2 still enjoys reading it, as well as counting the workers and trucks on each page.
“The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race” by Stan and Jan Berenstain shouldn’t be overlooked. I really enjoy this book but not as much as my son who has begged for it every day before nap this week. It’s a good story about being persistent and they sneak lots of learning into the rhyming text. Colors, opposites and more can be reinforced by this retelling of the classic tale of the tortoise and the hare.
“School Bus” by Donald Crews is the book for you if your child goes nuts for the big yellow buses! The reader tags along for a day in the life of a school bus from the depot in the morning, to school, across town and back. The book was also helpful when I was teaching the concepts of stop/ go and empty/full.
“Truck Stuck” by Sallie Wolf was an awesome find. It immediately reminded me of ” One Duck Stuck ” by Phyllis Root and that is not a bad thing at all! The fun rhyming text and illustrations made me giggle. Particularly the Elvis impersonator in a pink Cadillac! In fact, my son was so impressed with this book, I was able to negotiate my reluctant eater to finish his lunch if I read it one more time. That speaks volumes!
Does your child enjoy books that move? What is their favorite car, truck, ambulance, or firetruck they like to play with? Comment below or share on my Facebook page!
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