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Pop and Play: Things That Go

Pop and Play: Things That Go

Simon Abbott
Novelty Board Book
For ages 3 to 5
Kingfisher, 2013   ISBN: 978-0753471623

Young children love things that speed along roads and that zoom through the sky. Vehicles of all kinds are endlessly fascinating to them, which is why children are going to love this vehicle filled novelty book.

   Every double page spread focuses on one kind of vehicle. On each spread there are colorful illustrations and a pop-up, and we are told a little about the featured vehicle. We are also asked a question, and are shown what kind of noise the vehicle makes.

   For example, on the first spread we are at a raceway. Two colorful pop-up race cars are going past with a“Vroom!” and we see a pair of children waving flags and a mechanic standing by in case he is needed. We are told that the race car “whizzes past” and are asked “What shape are the wheels?”

   The questions on every spread give this novelty title an interactive element that makes it both interesting and educational.