Children ages 2 to 5 will thrill to the excitement of Race Day when Speed Racer lines up against his rival, Racer X, in the Speed Racer Steering Wheel Sound Book, an interactive storybook adventure. Children grab hold of the steering wheel, turn the page, and the race is on.Kids will have a blast "driving" this story. A steering wheel mounted on a telescoping base raises and locks into place. Sound buttons, including the horn button and the wheel, make realistic vehicle sounds to accompany the story. Illustrated icons in the text match big, bright buttons on the dashboard panel. As readers and pre-readers follow the story, they can press the matching buttons, honk the horn, and crank the steering wheel left and right to make the speedway sounds come alive. Each spread features the story with illustration on the left-hand page, while the right-hand page shows what the child sees through the "windshield" at a particular point in the story. Children press the buttons on the dashboard and turn the steering wheel to simulate 13 different Mach 6 racing sounds, including:Engine revvingGears shiftingBrakes squealing Cars crashingAdditional book features:The front cover features a brightly colored, three-dimensional dashboard and telescoping steering wheel.Extra-thick, coated pages prevent rips and tears and stand up to repeated use.Three replaceable long-life AG-13 button cell batteries that power the book are included.The Speed Racer Steering Wheel Sound Book conforms to the Specifications for Toy Safety of ASTM F963-07. The book has been safety tested for children 18 months and older.