Hot Wheels: The Ultimate Handbook Review (Scholastic)

What It Is

Hot Wheels: The Ultimate Handbook is a 96-page introduction to 150 Hot Wheels cars. It also comes with an exclusive Hot Wheels car. This is definitely a book for kids who are getting into Hot Wheels. The majority of the cars featured in the book are among the newer cars in the line, and they are organized by chapters that include City Cars, Imagination Cars, Racing Cars, Stunt Cars, and more.

Is It Fun?

The purpose of the book seems to be to inspire kids to collect more, and younger kids will certainly enjoy looking at the pictures and learning some of the interesting facts about some of the cars. This is going to be most appropriate for early readers who love Hot Wheels, and it will reflect the collecting and categorizing that is part of the appeal of Hot Wheels play for kids at this age.

Who It’s For

Hot Wheels: The Ultimate Handbook is for Hot Wheels fans ages 4–8.

What To Be Aware Of

The pictures in the book are drawings rather than photographs, and there are a lot of what seem to be more like advertisements for the Hot Wheels tracks, cars, and playsets than in-depth information about the cars themselves.

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  • Hot Wheels: The Ultimate Handbook published by Scholastic
  • Written by: Sam Negley
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 4 and up