Books with toys
Noisy wind-up fire engine
“Every little boy of a certain age is going to want one of these.”
Becky Stradwick, Senior Children's Buyer, Borders
Key Stage: EYFS E; Age 3+
305 x 238mm
Author/Editor: Sam Taplin
Illustrator: Gustavo Mazali
Highly Commended - Right Start Best Toy Awards 2009
This hoot of a book comes with a small plastic wind-up fire engine which scoots around three different tracks – but it’s a bit more than a racetrack between covers. Each track is accompanied by a story chronicling some of the different events fire fighters get called out to. Beware of the loud siren which had my toddler smiling but me and his mother wincing after several minutes!
The Shetland Times
We don’t sell an Usborne book that isn’t a real winner, and this one surely is. Three fire engine stories with a twist each with a sturdy track embedded in the pages and a wind-up fire engine to bring the stories to life. Also a siren button. Please come and take them off our hands before we are driven to distraction!
Warwick Books & Kenilworth Books' October Newsletter
My particular favourite has to the the Farmyard Tales Noisy Wind-up Fire Engine. A multitrack book complete with the most satisfyingly loud siren on the market. So what if parents are driven mad on Boxing Day? Every little boy of a certain age is going to want one of these.
Publishing News - Becky Stradwick, Senior Children's Buyer at Borders