TRUCKS! (and other things with wheels) is a young transport-lovers dream. It is crammed full of hundreds of different vehicles from around the world, some of which readers will recognise and many that they will be discovering for the first time. Illustrated in full colour, each vehicle is named and the occasional fact is scattered throughout.
Vehicles of a specific type fill each of the double pages including: trucks; cars; vans and buses; emergency vehicles; bikes; farmyard vehicles; trains, and construction vehicles. Visits to the petrol station, the racetrack, the motorway, the fire station, the building site, the airport and the scrapyard further immerse children into the world of wheeled things. A delightful spread takes children on a journey back to the ‘Old Days’ and depicts classic transport from a bygone age.
The thick, colourful pages are engaging and children will spend plenty of time exploring all of the vehicles and each of the location scenes. Delightful cutaways of a fire engine, ice cream van and a freight train give readers an insight as to what is inside.
Ten ‘Wheely Fun Facts’ are presented over a double page at the end including the longest train ever, the largest and heaviest land vehicle on Earth, a car that sounds good enough to eat and records set in a monster truck, on a bicycle and in a car. A lovely search and find challenge requires the finding of vehicles and objects and will have readers racing back through the pages trying to spot what they may have missed at first.
A great read for young children who are fascinated by things on wheels. Be it trucks, cars, bikes, diggers, planes or trains, avid transport fanatics will love looking at this fabulous assortment of vehicles.
Recommended for 3+.