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Let's Go

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This book is brimming with entertaining activities that kids may do in the car. Kids can engage in a range of gaming, writing, and drawing activities for hours on end! For children who can read some instructions and write at least phrases, I believe this would be ideal. Parents of kids between the ages of 6 and 10 should read this book, in my opinion. I appreciate the chance to read this book. A book I would definitely try to use to engage with my daughter.
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For the kids who love to play games and keep busy while on road trips, this is a book to pick up! There are instructions for every car game imaginable in this book, as well as a wealth of activities to do. There are spots for journaling and colouring as well, when it is time for some quieter moments on the road. This is a great book to have on hand when you aren't there quite yet.
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This is for kids ages 8-12 and specializes in things to do on a road trip: bingo, license plate game, word search, travel log. There are multiple copies of the pages, which I wounder if that would be the case for multiple road trips. The cover of the book makes it look like it would be for yunger kids, so I don't know how well that would go over with older kids.
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This seems like a really lovely book for road trips -- it reminds me of the things I used to do to occupy myself as a kid! I think my own kids might struggle with the two-person games and activities, but for kids who are more cooperative there are a lot of options! If there were a Canadian version (license plate game) I would buy it for an upcoming road trip.
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This book is filled with fun car-friendly activities for children to complete while travelling. There are a variety of games, writing and drawing activities that will keep kids busy for hours! I think this would be perfect for kids who can read some instructions and write at least sentences. I would recommend this book to parents of children in the age 6-10 range. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to check out this book!
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Rather cheaply compiled, this is a book to have in the back of the car if you routinely go far with the kids in tow.  And if the use of the word 'far' wasn't enough of a clue, this is better suited to some countries much bigger than mine, the UK.  Oh alright, this is for Americans.  For after a few sheets of 'car trip bingo' (good luck spotting someone dancing, unless you're in Vegas perhaps) you get multiple straight copies of the list of the 50 states, the aim being to tick off more diverse licence plates than your travelling companions.

So yes, eight times the same thing seems to suggest this comes from a day before we all had home printer-scanners.  We even get 48 – 48!!!! – grids for "tic-tac-toe", because let's face it the design is far too complex to replicate on the back of a diner receipt.  Empty lists numbered 1 through 10 are for our imaginary playlists, because mum is still blasting out "Born to be Wild" on something she calls a cassette.

More improvingly we then get ten pages where we write according to the prompts, about last summer, or our favourite destinations, the last interesting people or animals we met and so on.  Even blanker are the ten areas for us to draw in according to similar prompts.  And then it's the jokes, at a nicely ink-saving rate.  "Born to be Wild" will surely go up a volume or three here.

Sixteen quick journal pages, with slightly-changing prompts for one question of the four, word-searches with a whopping list of ten things to find in each, and a 'would you rather....' attempt, and some short page-long stories with gaps for you to fill in a sensible (or otherwise) word or phrase – you get the gist.  This could have taken a quick couple of days to produce, at most.  Alright, despite what I said earlier much is a lot more universal than listing the 50, but the whole thing seems really, really low-budget.  Do you need to spend out on something whose contents are so skewed towards noughts and crosses and simple-to-replicate pastimes?  I doubted it, but you got suckered in by the subtitle calling this a "journal".  There needed to be much more variety to this.
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This book is perfect for your summer or fall road trip! I loved the different activities, especially the jokes. Any child 8-12 would love to read this while traveling to keep them entertained! Another unique feature is the travel log. 

Thank you for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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