Busy Street (Beginner Books) by Edward Miller. Random House, 2022. 9780593377253
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
Genre: Beginning reader
What did you like about the book? Kids who loved Richard Scarry books and who are now reading independently will find lots to love in this vehicle-filled reader. Cars, trucks, busses, rescue vehicles, a train and even an ice cream truck are rendered in cheerful bright colors with adorable animal drivers and passengers, and are shown on the busy streets of a happy, bustling community. There are lots of street signs to point out (the endpapers feature a medley of them) and identify. Easy, smoothly rhyming text describes each scene. No narrative drama here, but lots of cute animals going about their business in vehicles to enjoy.
Anything you didn’t like about it? The book may be more appealing to pre-readers who still are part of the “look and point” set.
To whom would you recommend this book? For ages 3-6, especially those who love trucks.
Who should buy this book? Elementary school and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Easy readers
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: April 22, 2022