My Little Red Toolbox

Published By: HMH Books

Book Category: Fiction, Juvenile Fiction

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Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Children love tools and love to build things. My Little Red Toolbox is Stephen T. Johnson's contribution to a safe way that children can learn about tools. He's created a wonderful educational combination of a toolbox and a book.

The book contains cardboard puzzle-like tools, bolts and screws that turn, an erasable slate, different shapes and a written explanation of each tool's purpose.

My Little Red Toolbox will provide children with hours of enjoyment and can be used along with an adult handling real tools. I predict that My Little Red Toolbox will also spawn numerous questions about how things work, as well as about colors, shapes and counting. The book is relatively sturdy but will not stand up under abuse (it's not meant to).

Armchair Interviews says: My Little Red Toolbox is a delightful toy/book that allows adults and children to interact while learning and having fun. Now this is a book that grandparents really will enjoy giving to and experiencing with their grandchildren.

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