Book Reviews

Richard Scarry’s Lowly Worm’s Applecar and Mr. Frumble’s Big, Flat Hat: Book Review

Author and Illustrator: Richard Scarry Publisher: Barron's Educational Price: $7.99
Mr. Frumble’s Big, Flat Hat
Author and Illustrator: Richard Scarry
Publisher: Barron’s Educational
Price: $7.99
Lowly Worm's Applecar Author a nd Illustrator: Richard Scarry Publisher: Barron's Educational Price: $7.99
Lowly Worm’s Applecar
Author and Illustrator: Richard Scarry
Publisher: Barron’s Educational
Price: $7.99

The popular children’s author, Richard Scarry, adds two new toddler books to his collection – Mr. Frumble’s Big, Flat Hat and Lowly Worm’s Applecar. Both books are lift-the-flap books, so toddlers will be involved in the story as they lift up a picture to see an additional aspect to the story. As I read both stories to my son, he enjoyed lifting the flaps up and down and pointing out what was hidden underneath.

In Lowly Worm’s Applecar¸ Lowly attempts to take a truck load of apples to his friend Huckle’s party. I probably wouldn’t have trusted a worm to drive a truck full of apples, but hey, it’s a kids’ story. What are you going to do? The pictures in the story are lively and colorful much like Scarry’s other work. The pages are board book style, so they can take a good pulling and tugging. Like a lot of flap books, the flaps probably won’t last a long time, but kids’ don’t stay toddlers forever either.

Much like the other book, Mr. Frumble’s Big, Flat Hat is a board book with strong pages, but the flaps tear easily. Toddlers will need some help at first or those tiny pictures will rip off the page.

In Mr. Frumble’s Big, Flat Hat, Scarry creates colorful characters that capture little kids’ imaginations. In the book, Mr. Frumble tries to figure out why the day is supposed to be so important. Within a few pages and few flaps searched, toddlers will discover why Mr. Frumble thought something important was to happen that day.

We are big fans of Richard Scarry books and these two books will be appreciated by his fans, as well as those who have never picked up a Richard Scarry book before. He always creates fun and exciting worlds for toddlers to explore.

* The publisher provided copies for my review, but I was not compensated and the opinions are my own.

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