Where’s Goldbug?

Last Christmas, Zoe received Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go.  A few weeks ago, she discovered Busytown Mysteries on Netflix Instant (or, as we prefer to call it, “Kitties” / “Two Kitties” / “The Mysteries”).

It is not a show that has much to recommend itself to adults, even if you loved Richard Scarry books as a child.  Mike sits there complaining that the mysteries are not sufficiently mysterious; I surreptitiously read my book or cook supper.

But the big plus of this show, besides alerting Zoe to the fact that anything can be a vehicle, even fruit and vegetables, is that now Zoe is all about her big Richard Scarry book.  “Read my Busytown book!” she demands once or twice a day.  And, of course, we do.

And, wow.  As is so often the case, the book is way better than the movie.  We spend twenty to thirty minutes pouring over those pages, marveling at all the different kinds of dump trucks and searching for Goldbug on every page.  Zoe is surprisingly good at finding him!

She is also really good at making that thinking face above.  Fun for the whole family!

Found him!



Filed under Book Report, Your Moment of Zoe

7 responses to “Where’s Goldbug?

  1. Claire

    ahhh that face!!! adorable. such a cutie smarty pants. and i get to see her so. soon.


  2. Jane

    Oh, we all know that book very VERY well over here. Now we also have to find the pig family, Officer Flossy, Dingo, Mistress Mouse and and the “silly” cars. It has beena bedtime staple for many months now.


    • Fun! At least, I hope it’s still fun. This is a cuddle on the couch book for us–bedtime books are shorter, the better to allow for many, many concessions to, “One more book!”.


  3. Kirsten

    Our little friend, Brie, who is about the same age as Zoe LOVES that book. Last February, I watched her for a couple hours, much of which was spent looking for “B-bug,” as she called it then. So much fun!

    PS It was also a favorite of Justin’s back in the day 🙂


  4. We have a pile of those books at our house! The boys love them. Good books to take to church and keep little people quiet.


    • We are definitely bringing it on our upcoming plane ride, along with some “Look and Find” books I requested from the library! We haven’t brought it to church yet. I think it would work well except for those moments when Zoe yells, “There’s Goldbug!” in a triumphant little voice.


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