My First Jumbo Book of Things That Go

by James Diaz, Melanie Gerth and Francesca Diaz

Scholastic, June, 2003.
Hardcover, 10 pages.
ISBN: 0439524636
Ages 4-6

My First Jumbo Book of Things That Go by James Diaz, Melanie Gerth and Francesca Diaz Kids love things that move, especially cars, trains, trucks, tractors and boats. This book, with its cute pictures of vehicles, and interactive features like lift-up flaps, touch-and-feels and pop-ups will definitely appeal to all the world's young engineering minds. The large, colorful drawings show each vehicle in action: the cement truck is pouring cement, the tow truck is giving a car a tow and a train is on the tracks. From engine to caboose, all of the parts of the train are shown. This colorful interactive book also provides educational value by asking the young reader questions like "What loads dirt in trucks?" The answer, "Dump Truck," is provided underneath a flap which kids can lift after trying to first guess the answer from looking at the pictures. The last two pages feature a huge pop-up of an adorable dog dressed as a train engineer. This section of the book lets children sort cards with the pictures of vehicles on them into the appropriate slot, for more educational fun. The movable parts of the book are made of high quality paper, so parents won't have to worry about their kids breaking or tearing them after the first or second reading. Kids will be able to read and play with Things That Go time and time again.

My First Jumbo Book of Things That Go is available for purchase on

Note: We may receive a commission from sales made through product links in this article.

This review was published in the September-October, 2003 of The Internet Writing Journal.

Copyright © Writers Write, Inc. All Rights Reserved.