Trucks and Diggers: 03/22/08
On a recent trip to our local library, Sean picked out Trucks and Diggers by DK Publishing. Sean comes by his love of trucks naturally. Although I am fascinated by them too I really don't know that much about them, especially the ones used in construction. Thankfully publishers like DK (Dorling Kindersley) and Usbourne seem to have picture books on any subject that kids might be interested in.
Trucks and Diggers is a board book that covers many of the different kinds of trucks the average young truck enthusiast might be interested in. Each pair of pages has first the colorful photographs of a set of trucks (construction equipment, for example) and then a quiz or game about the trucks. Some of the games are "eye spy" types and some are matching games. They are all fun.
With the exception of the distinctly American style mail truck, many of the photographs appear to be from Australia, Britain or South Africa. The road train looks like its driving across a stretch of the outback. All of the vehicles have right hand steering. I wish that DK would list country of origin for their photographs in the back just as an extra talking point with my children.