"The mower came to a halt. 'Daddy!' Caroline pleases. 'Couldn't you mow around my flower?' 'Hmph,' he said, thinking, Well, that's less mowing for me!"
Bookworm's interest at 21 months: I think it is more suited for a slightly older child, but he did read through the whole book and has since requested it again a few more times. He enjoys seeing the trees, birds, lawn mower, etc. and seems to understand at least the first part of the story.
"This is the cement mixer that poured the floor where the cellar was dug where the land was scraped for Jack's house."
Bookworm's interest at 21 months: He did get through it, but he generally doesn't sit still for this kind of repetitive language (the paragraphs get longer and longer as the book progresses. I think it might work better for toddler attention spans if text went the OTHER way, starting out long and getting shorter). If I just page through the book with him looking at the vehicles, then he loves it (of course).