Friday, July 10, 2009

Review: "Slide and Find" Trucks

Slide and Find - Trucks (Board book), by Roger Priddy. A gift from Nana, this wonderful board book has a fun "slide and find" feature; pages on the lefthand side quiz the reader (on colors, identification of close-up photos, vehicle names, and "who drives what"), while the righthand pages contain windows with sliding tabs to reveal the answers. The slides are fairly easily worked by young hands, and the questions are neither too simple nor ridiculously difficult. I wasn't surprised to see "Priddy Books" on the back of this book. We always seem to love Roger Priddy's books.

Excerpt:

"Which color truck? Match each truck to the colors on the opposite page. Slide the doors to find the answers."

Bookworm's interest at 19 months: He loved this from the first read (and the second, third, fourth, fifth...). He could do the color ones right away, gets most of the close-ups right, needs help identifying the words signifying a matching vehicle, and is iffy on who drives what (though he will probably learn it quickly with the aid of the book).



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2 comments:

Raising a Happy Child said...

We are big fans of Priddy books. I think they are perfect for the crowd under 18 - realistic pictures and bright colors. We read what feels like an innumerable number of them, and I credit them with extending my daughter's vocabulary significantly.

MaryAnne said...

I bet my son would love this book. I just saw one of these slide and find books (an animal one) at a friend's house last week, they look like a lot of fun.