Cover Image: Vehicles

Vehicles

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I am the target audience for this book. My toddler is car obsessed. He loves anything related to vehicles, wheels and engines, so this little book is just perfect for him. We started collecting cardboard boxes in summer, while working on projects from another book by Fiona Hayes, and now we can put them to use to make a model city with all sorts of vehicles.
As always, I have to stress how much I appreciate clear instructions and detailed illustrations and focus on safety in craft books. This book does a wonderful job providing these.
You might argue that the topic is too narrow, but the projects presented in the book can be re-created in a variety of colours and sizes, depending on your imagination and willingness to spend quality time with your child.
Thank you to NetGalley and QEB Publishing for the review copy provided in exchange for an honest opinion.
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This book gives you great ideas to use with different cardboard boxes.  It goes into great detail about what you need and how to do it. A child would only be able to chose one of the ideas but all the ideas are good.  It uses illustrations alongside text to support it.  It is written with children in mind with simple language for them to read.
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This would be a necessary and important additon to any library that has a makerspace attached or within it. There are some super creative ideas that are beautifully presented within the book. They range from difficult to easy, but all require cardboard or paper. If you have creative students who have been asking for similiar books, this is a necessary purchase.
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Nice ideas to build out of cardboard. Shows a few tips to make certain edges and accessories. Nice steps shown to help build the vehicle.
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A book that seems perfectly fine, and that seems to achieve what it sets out to do, but also one I think is a little redundant.  Either that, or the idea that young kids are perfectly happy with a plain cardboard box and their imagination is a most false stereotype.  This book aims to make the adult chop up and change several cardboard things every time, in order to create cardboard vehicles – ice cream vans, fire engines, sports cars and so on.  The safety guides, instructions and general advice seemed perfectly fine, but I wasn't ever convinced I would want to give it a go.  It struck me the projects would take longer to make that they would to be trashed.  Still, I'm not the parenting kind – so if you are very much the father who says yes to the request "oh daddy, I really need a cardboard box helicopter – it'll only take a month of Sundays to create and paint to my satisfaction, and I'll then leave it on a wet lawn for a while", then go for it.  But don't blame me if the JCB bucket seems a step too far...  Two and a half stars.
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Good for a large library or a family with a lot of boxes leftover. The limit of only 10 projects makes the purchase hard for those on a budget.
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I want to make my kids all of the vehicles in this book. My son especially is a huge fan of anything that vrooms. The possibilities are endless for creativity. At the end of playtime you can reuse or recycle the toys. I think it’s a great alternative to expensive plastic toys that break and destroy the environment. 

It teaches our kids to use their imagination and to be gentler with the things they’re playing with. 

Fantastic idea.
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