I'm trying to improve my English by Reading books and I have chosen this book to read (First they killed my father ) Do you think that reading books is a good way to improve my English . My English Level is upper mediate . I'm in the beginning of the book . and I have faced these sentences which I can't understand exactly what they mean . This is the text:
Sometimes on the way to the market with Ma, I catch brief glimpses of these poor areas. I watch with fascination as children with oily black hair, wearing old, dirty clothes run up to our cyclo in their bare feet. Many look about the same size as me as they rush over with naked younger siblings bouncing on their backs. Even from afar, I see red dirt covers their faces, nestling in the creases of their necks and under their fingernails. Holding up small wooden carvings of the Buddha, oxen, wagons, and miniature bamboo flutes with one hand, they balance oversized woven straw baskets on their heads or straddled on their hips and plead with us to buy their wares. Some have nothing to sell and approach us murmuring with extended hands. Every time, before I can make out what they say, the cyclo’s rusty bell clangs noisily, forcing the children to scurry out of our way.
rush over: I have looked up in dictionary for it and found the rush means hurry. and I have looked up for rush over and couldnt find its meaning so I supposed it means run at. They rush over with naked younger siblings bouncing on their backs. Does this mean that they were running at carrying their younger sibling on their shoulder?