"The baggage compartment on the bus has come open. Someone's things are flying out! Duck, Pa! Duck, Ma! Oh dear, Ma didn't duck soon enough."
Bookworm's interest at 20 months: He loves all of Scarry's books, and this one is no exception. He likes to have the text read to him, or to be quizzed on finding particular objects. A little "goldbug" is hiding on every page, and he delights in that challenge. The illustrations are so full of detail that he is constantly learning new vocabulary from perusing the book with me.
Bookworm's interest at 20 months: After getting it from the library, we bought it, so that shows how much he loved it. Particularly cute things he does with this book: when he sees the Merry-Go-Round, he stands up wherever he is and spins around. When he sees the "upside down car," he insists on turning the book upside down to show that he can fix it. When he sees the toy robot, he does his own talking like a robot thing (think: "I am a robot" in a monotone voice, only he doesn't talk yet, so it's a monotone "abadaba." Totally worth buying the book for!).