Being mom to a four-year-old who is a huge fan of trucks, I was excited about the two of us watching “Big, Loud, and Strong Semi Trucks” together. The DVD is advertised as being for children 3-8 years old, but unfortunately it did not hold my son’s attention for very long. As promised it contains 40 minutes of truck footage in 5-10 min segments that are interspersed with facts about trucks, and some cartoon truck who sings songs. While he enjoyed seeing the trucks on the screen, and seemed excited about the first song with Boone, the cartoon truck driving cowboy, the production level of this DVD reminds me of some of the DIY You Tube videos of children’s songs done by creative parents. Perhaps it would appeal more to children closer to 3 years old, but I think the advertising misses the mark by suggesting this is going to captivate the attention of children up to 8. Kids Like Trucks is run by two dads, Jason Lancaster and Mark Harvey, who know trucks, not only because they have worked in the auto industry for decades, but also because they both have sons who just can't get enough truck action! It would be great for Kids Like Trucks to narrow down their audience a bit and change it to gear specifically to age groups as 3-8 is too wide a range. It would also be great to see them team up with Touch a Truck events and see if they can market together or even do volumes on other classes of trucks such as a military truck series or emergency truck series.
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