This is a bright boardbook full of bold action photographs of all sorts of vehicles - from the smallest child's bicycle to huge trucks and speeding express trains. Pictures of real machines are shown alongside toy versions with which little ones may be more familiar. It includes vehicles that move on land (cars, bikes, trains, tractors, diggers, dumpers and more) on water (boats and ships) and through the air. The basic, lively text encourages reading and interactive questioning, such as have you ever flown in a plane? Young readers will enjoy looking at, pointing to and recognizing all of these things that go, either on their own or with a grown-up. This first words and picture boardbook combines straightforward text with bold, bright photographs of vehicles, to promote the development of literacy and recognition. Devised with the help of educational specialists, it is visually appealing, designed for preschoolers to enjoy and to learn from. Simple captions and antations reveal key facts about each mode of transport, such as pointing out a boat's sail, hull, rudder and keel. Look at the bristly brushes on the car wash. Who do you think will win the bicycle race?And learn how many people it takes to work a mighty excavator! The final pages challenge readers to remember the names of a selection of vehicles featured earlier on in the book. All of this encourages youngsters to make connections, and to see how various things link and work together.
Nicola Tuxworth is a leading educational writer for children. She has created more than forty books for preschool learning and for child-and-parent play, including several titles in this series.