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Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
     

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

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by Richard Scarry
 

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The station wagon, the tow truck, the garbage truck and the bulldozer. Every manner of machinery that moves is riotously depicted in this classic favorite. As the pig family head to the beach for a picnic, they encounter every vehicle known, from the forklift to the locomotive, and many vehicles that are not as common, from the pumpkin car to the broom-o-cycle.

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The station wagon, the tow truck, the garbage truck and the bulldozer. Every manner of machinery that moves is riotously depicted in this classic favorite. As the pig family head to the beach for a picnic, they encounter every vehicle known, from the forklift to the locomotive, and many vehicles that are not as common, from the pumpkin car to the broom-o-cycle. Each detailed spread provides tremendous opportunity to make up stories and describe situations. Will Officer Flossy catch Dingo? Will Rollo Rabbit catch his runaway steamroller? And with literally hundreds of things to look at, youngsters will spend hours trying to find Goldbug on every page.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307157850
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Little Golden Book Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
4,825
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 12.16(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile:
AD490L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

RICHARD SCARRY is one of the world's best-loved children's authors EVER! In his extraordinary career, Scarry illustrated over 150 books, many of which have never been out of print. His books have sold over 100 million copies around the world, and are currently published in over twenty languages. No other illustrator has shown such a lively interest in the words and concepts of early childhood. Richard Scarry was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in 2012.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 5, 1919
Date of Death:
April 30, 1994
Place of Birth:
Boston, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Gstaad, Switzerland
Education:
Boston Museum School of Fine Art
Website:
http://www.scarry.com

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Cars and Trucks and Things That Go 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i grew up with this book in my family. my sisters and i would race to find goldbug - great fun. there are so many kinds of illustrations and silly scenarios that you can get lost in the pages. i bought a copy for myself and one for my boss who just had a baby. it's a great classic - not a typical storybook, but more like a mix of a story and activity book.
Mom-of-twoTX More than 1 year ago
This wonderful story by Richard Scarry stands the test of time. I remember reading my brother's copy of it as kids 25+ years ago and am enjoying it just as much now with my four year old (daughter!)! We love finding Goldbug on each page and you can't even count the number of actual and adorable made up "things that go" in the story. This is more than a mere picture book. It also has entertaining stories woven into it--like Officer Flossy being in pursuit of that rascal Dingo Dog (and the kids seem to enjoy the suspense and wondering if Flossy will really catch him) and the story of the Pig Family and their various adventures and stops along their way. My daughter has favorite things about each page and if you look closely you will even find a dose of humor for parents reading with their children. The illustrations are classic Richard Scarry and so colorful they make kids beg for just one more page before the lights go out!
JanetMayersSimpson More than 1 year ago
I have given this book to two generations. It is fun, informative and truly a staple for children to grow up with.
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EngineeringMom More than 1 year ago
This is my three-year-old son's favorite book from the time that he was one! This is his third copy of the book. It's not that the binding is that bad; toddlers are really hard on their favorite books! Richard Scarry's books are the best; I've even learned names of construction vehicles from this book. :)
LMBA More than 1 year ago
This was one of mine and my brothers favorite books growing up and is now my son and daughters. We would race to see who could find Gold Bug on each page before the other and now my kids do the same.
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StarBird More than 1 year ago
This was my son's favorite book in preschool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is far and away my 17 month old son's favorite book. My husband loved this book as a child, purchased it for our son, and now he loves it as well. The vast amount of cars and trucks to look at excites my child every day.
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Samantha-Issac More than 1 year ago
My nephews loved this book when they were young children - they loved all of Richard Scary books. I remembered it and purchased this book for my own grandson. As a two-year-old, we would have to hide the book so he wouldn't beg for it to be read and read over and over again! Every little boy should be read Richard Scary's books.
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ReadingMomof2 More than 1 year ago
When we first read this book from the library, I was curious as to whether my oldest son (then 2 yrs old) would like it. It seemed very busy to me, a little hard to follow and kind of old fashioned, but he loves cars and trucks so I gave it a shot. It now is among his top 10 books - even at 6 yrs old. His younger brother (3 yrs old) is now a fan. This book gets read over and over in our house. Richard Scarry's humor is timeless and after reading his books, my boys have developed quite an imagination. My oldest has come up with the most creative ideas for vehicles he's going to invent when he gets older. This book will stay in the family for generations I'm sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that my children love and now my grandchildren are enchanted with it as well! Hours of fun looking for Gold Bug and Lowly Worm! Both my 4 year old grandson and my 6 year old grandson love looking at this either together or by themselves! They look at all the pictures and they make up stories about what some of the characters are doing. The big one likes to read it to the little one, which is sooooo cute! I can remember my own children spending hours with this book when they were little - timeless!
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AJMommy1 More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old LOVES searching for Goldbug on each page. We've gone through it so many times he has it memorizes and proudly points him out as soon as I turn the page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anything with cars my sons likes. This book is full of color and he enjoys looking at all the pictures.
Abdz41 More than 1 year ago
This book was one of my favorites growing up. I clearly remember pulling this book off the shelf and looking at it over and over again. The illustrations are fabulous and fun to look at. It is a perfect learning tool and just a fun book to have around for a child to entertain themselves with! Every object in the busy illustrations is labeled so that you can help your child begin to identify everyday (and not so everyday) objects in a fun way.
army_mom More than 1 year ago
My son was given this book as a child and he loved it, it went everywhere with us. Now as a grandmother I have bought the book for his son. He said it was fun remember the book and sharing it with his son.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We received our first well-worn copy from a friend. It quickly became a favorite for our son. One thing that makes it good book for Logan (age 4) is the adventure of Officer Flossie chasing Dingo the Dog. Logan loves this book so much that he asked for another copy from Santa when his broke(the binding) from too much reading. He studies the pages of cars and trucks with great interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Works well with my 2 1/2 year old boy as well as my 3 1/2 year old girl. Both love the pictures and silliness of the page layouts.
happygranma More than 1 year ago
I recently bought this book for my grandson's first birthday. It was a favorite of his mother and she requested it for him. We read and reread this many times over the years with Katy. And she LOVED searching for Goldbug on every page,with us and by herself. Richard Scarry is a terrific author who should be in every home library. His books are all wonderful. And the detail in the illustrations is fascinating even to small children.
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