Reviewed for Preschool, 2007

With an adjustable ladder that can rise and swivel up to a playroom block tower, an extendable fire hose, and two bendy wooden firemen, this truck helps develop fine motor skills. But kids will be too busy rolling it around the living room floor to notice. Rubber wheels make indoor and outdoor play a possibility, and the classic craftsmanship make this a quality toy that may just make it to hand-me-down. With this truck under the tree, you can forget all the hubbub about lead paint-- the entire line is made from recycled rubberwood and colored with preservative free and non-toxic products. (Plan Toys, $45.00)