Sebastian the Sports Car by Ann Martin was a favourite book of Mr Z, my now 9 year old, when he was a preschooler. I think it was a mix of seeing the sports car splash in the puddle as well as the fact it has a cool car on the cover.
This book has a message for kids about not being proud, taking time and being careful. The illustrations are fun and detailed and I can remember spending time with Mr Z going through the book and looking closely at the pictures to add to the story.
The text has a wonderful rhythm to it and we had nearly memorised the book before Mr Z discovered something else.
This book brought back memories of how much my kids loved to build car tracks around the house. Little boys especially will love this book as they will be able to play the car track just like the pictures in the story. I can’t speak for little girls as I’ve only read this book to boys, but I’m sure they’ll love it too.
The simple words in the story are well chosen and have a good rhythm to them, especially when reading it out loud.
Buy this book:
Amazon.com – Red Light, Green Light
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