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Children’s Hour: Cars- World Tour


Children’s Hour is a feature posted every Thursday here at Lucybird’s Book Blog. Children’s Hour is my time for reviewing children’s picture books. In my job in a nursery I encounter lots of children’s books, and these are the books I use for Children’s Hour.

You can find links to past Children’s Hour posts here.

I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.

The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.

Cars: World Tour  is one of those books that isn’t a book lover’s book. The kids like it because it’s one of those interactive books where you press buttons which make noises to match with the story, but to be honest they aren’t bothered with the story, they just like the buttons (and the wheel). Most of the time they don’t even want to read the story, although some of the older ones like matching the pictures with the appropriate symbols. I don’t really blame the kids for not being interested in the story itself. The language is clunky and the story doesn’t match up to the ‘excitement’ of pressing the buttons

Buy Cars:

Hardback (£11.21)

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