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4.0 out of 5 stars A plastic activity book, 17 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: i learn Yes No Disney Pixar Cars Question and Answer Game (Toy)
I was a little surprised when I received this game as it was more like a spiral note pad in a plastic casing. It is very flimsy so I knew we would have to be careful with it to avoid the pages tearing. The pages are laminated to make them a little more durable but we have had a few rips since we started using this in October. At the top of the page on the plastic holder are switches that when pushed up and down display yes or no.

On the first page we are given an introduction to the characters. My son already knew the facts about each one but it is a great start to getting the children interested in this book. Then on every other page there are questions asked by a different character from the films. It starts off with the more well known characters but also includes just about any car that has ever appeared in the first film to bulk out the book. Pictures are well detailed, and all the scenes are well detailed and catch little ones attention

The game is very easy to use. On the left page are the answers to the questions so this needs to be folded and clipped into place so little one cannot see it. Then on the right page you have a different character asking around 6 or 7 questions. Each page has a theme so some will be numbers, others letters, others shapes and others teaser puzzles. The puzzles all differ in difficulty. So on one page red has to wash the number plates that are listed next to him. By using the flip switches at the top of the page little one has to decide if the names listed at the top of the page, match those on the right hand side of red. Other activities include looking at a jumbled word and deciding if it is listed above the page, and sorting which shapes are in a picture and which are not. This is fantastic for making this a little more interesting as it challenges little one.

This tends to be something that is read in short bursts but often. We have owned this since October and it still receives use. Some pages my son flies through as he knows them of by heart, but some of the more challenging puzzles still appeal to him. As I mentioned before around four or five pages have been torn off the spiral casing as it is being used.

The biggest let down of this book was a typing error. Now yes it is only one but I feel it is an important one as it relates to a character in the film. As I was reading the questions aloud to my son I asked him Can Chick Hills match these letters? As you can imagine I was stopped and told that is Chick Hicks mummy not Hills. On closer inspection it was Chick Hicks and so there was a major typo. Now this can be avoided and be read correctly by the parent but I just think it is a shame it was published with this mistake in the first place especially with a larger character in the first movie.

Recommended age range is four years plus which I think is about right. I am not sure I would pay the £10 retail price to be honest as it is not fantastic quality and just a plastic activity book really. My son loves it because it is Disney cars and I do think it would suit a fan best. There a number of activities that differs in difficulty so it can appeal to a larger age range
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