A got a Disney Cars Duplo set for Christmas. The "groovy" van was included in the set. The whole way home (from grandma's house) A held his van and said, "Toot toot goes the big blue van, toot toot." My librarian mom heart melted. Needless to say, I love that he recited a picture book and not the actual movie in which the van is a character.
|Aden's big blue van|
These books are great for building various early literacy skills: narrative skills (repetitive text), phonological awareness (rhythmic text and noises & sounds), print awareness (large text easy to point to), print motivation (fun and bright illustrations and stories with relevant topics), vocabulary (lots of different cars, trucks & tools), letter knowledge (easy to point out specific letters in words because text is so large).