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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
The shiny box on the table was new and red in color. It had handles and a lock. Jenny's father said he had something for her. He said he had been waiting for a while to give it to her and she was old enough to use it. He said it was time for her to learn how to use the tools inside the red box. Jenny's father opened the red toolbox and started with the screwdriver. He told her it was a useful tool and could be used to twist screws in wood or put toys together. Jenny's father showed her how to use the hammer, the drill, and wrenches. Next was the different types of saws and Jenny's father showed her how to use those tools in safe and helpful ways. Jenny learned the names of all the tools and also how she could be safe while using them.
Jenny's Red Toolbox by Wanda Kay Knight is an educational and informative storybook that introduces children to the different types of tools used in fixing things. The author's approach to the topic is child-friendly and she makes it easy for them to understand using charming characters like Jenny and her father. The illustrations give clarity to Wanda Kay Knight's words and make it easy for young readers to connect with what she is trying to convey about building and fixing things. The vocabulary is simple and the sentences are neat, short, and easy to understand. Jenny's Red Toolbox is a good book to have in school libraries and homes with children to make the topic about tools interesting and easy and teach them to use tools safely.