"I have no engine, I use no gas, but use your feet, and I'll go fast. On mountain trails, through the countryside, on city streets - let's take a ride! What am I? A BICYCLE!"
Bookworm's interest at 17 months: He grabbed this one at the library and kept snatching it up at home all day and bringing it to me. The text is a little long, so I find myself speed-reading or leaving off a line or two, but he certainly doesn't seem to mind.
"Garbage Trucks / Garbage trucks are good at gobble gobble gobbling, crunching messy garbage bags, squeezing and squashing. Busy busy garbage eaters, always gobbling. They can work all day."
Bookworm's interest at 17 months: At first, I feared there was too much text for him, and for some reason, he just didn't take to it very much, not even to the images of the vehicles. But, he must have just been tired, because today the book made a huge comeback, garnering about 10 "more" signs in a row after each repeat read.
Parent's Peeve: The text isn't my favorite (see excerpt), but it's tolerable and kind of fun to reach aloud I suppose.
"Drag and draw. Tug and tow. 3 engines roar. But the truck won't go."
Bookworm's interest at 17 months: I figured he would be too young for this one, but he is stlll quite entertained by it. I don't know how he knows what a bone is, but he loves pointing at the dumptruck full of bones every time it appears and shouting "buh! buh! buh!"