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Wind-up tractor book
“a mesmerizing blend of play and story-telling”
Key Stage: EYFS E (info)
305 x 238mm
Illustrator: Stephen Cartwright
WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazard.
Gold Award - Right Start Best Toy Awards 2008 - Books category
What the testers said: "A perfect introduction to the world of books - full of interactive fun."
Practical Pre-School Silver Award 2008
What the testers said: "A very good idea! The stories are nice and we liked all the detail on the tractor journey pages. The children played together extremely well (showing PSHE development), experimented with their own stories and games (creative development) and had lots of fun trying out how fast and far the tractor would go (mathematical development. A lovely book."
Shortlisted - StoraEnso Design & Production Award 2008
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An ABSOLUTE favourite!
This is a huge favourite with all the family and a wonderful way to get very young children interacting with books. My son is too little to wind the tractor himself but his older sister (9 years old) just loves the excuse of 'helping' him as it gives her a chance to play with the book too. Watching them play and read together is just the most lovely sight. I highly recommend this book - it makes a wonderful gift if you're looking for something that will be a family favourite for years!
Vicky Mayne, 30th September 2011
I recently bought this book for one of my nephews for his 2nd birthday. After reading and playing with the book with the other 3 boys in our family I have now bought four! They all love their books and can't wait till Christmas for the Train version...Fantasic, Fun and for all the family to enjoy!
Kristie Furner, 23rd November 2008
This wonderfully crafted book, featuring the gorgeous illustrative prowess of Stephen Cartwright, provides a mesmerizing blend of play and story telling. Just the engineering of this book makes it eligible for some kind of award, but the added charm of the illustrations and the stories make it an enthralling experience for the children and one in which they can take part. I wish adult books were this good!
www.thebookbag.co.uk - 4 star review
Usborne have always known how to make an amazing young children’s book, and following the success of last Christmas’ Farmyard Tales Wind-up Train Book, this is set to be hours of entertainment. Three tracks, three stories, one tractor; hours of fun...If this book can keep me entertained whilst I am supposed to be working, then think how much enjoyment a child will get out of it! Fabulous fun for all the family!
"mesmerizing blend of play and storytelling"
Gordon Kerr - Publishing News
The "Wind Up Tractor Book" was nominated for the StoraEnso design award as a result of it innovative approach to storytelling. Although not a winner this is a considerable honour and reflects the importance of such titles.
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