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PreSchool-Jesse thinks about, dreams of, and lives for two things: dinosaurs and trains. One night, he hears a loud noise and feels the house shake, and, with a cry of "ALL ABOARD!," the boy finds himself embarking on an exciting train ride with all sorts of dinosaurs, eating and having a small adventure with them. The story is slight, but it's the idea of enjoying a good time with benign happy dinos, together with the brilliantly colored and lovingly detailed illustrations, that will stay with young readers and probably spark many requests for bedtime repetitions.
Marian Drabkin, formerly at Richmond Public Library, CA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreS-Gr. 1. Jesse takes a fanciful ride on a train full of dinosaurs in a daydream inspired by his favorite interests: "Trains and dinosaurs. Dinosaurs and trains." Jesse climbs aboard the train on a huge, spiked tail (the tail belongs to a giant purple engineer, appropriately clad in overalls and cap). The passengers on the train would be right at home on Amtrak (the little old lady, the conductor in uniform and spectacles, business folk reading the paper, and travelers in jeans and T-shirts), except for the fact that they happen to be dinosaurs of all sizes and colors, their long necks and tails poking from every open window. When the train goes through a tunnel, they all must duck, and when they rush to one side to check out a volcano, they tip over the train. The Day-Glo bright colors, very simple text and the dinos' hilariously goofy facial expressions will attract many young train and dinosaur aficionados; they'll appeal to plenty of other picture-book fans, too. Diane Foote
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despite seeking every advantage from an obvious anachronism (dinosaurs and trains did not coexist) this book failed to deliver. Plot was poorly developed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by IreneR
Colorful and engaging illustrations. Good story of supporting and helping each other solve problems. My students fell in love with this book instantly.Published 16 months ago by English Specialist
My son (now 7) loved this book when he was small and still remembers all the words! We still read it from time to time and is a book we will keep in our house as a favorite.Published 20 months ago by Susanna E Spear
The book was so well done, and the very young boy I bought it for, was so happy to have it!Published 21 months ago by N. E. H.
I bought this book for my grandson who is obsessed with trains. He loved it. It somewhat resembles the Polar Express. I would definitely recommend it.Published on September 20, 2013 by fc0327
This is a cute book. The 3 year olds I take care of want to read this one over and over for the past few months that they have had it. Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by Em_marie
I teach one-year-olds and this book is one that they run to the carpet for me to read to them. They LOVE it!Published on August 20, 2013 by Thou Art Delyrias
My son's 2 favorite things are trains and dinosaurs, so this is the perfect book!!!! It has beautiful illustrations and is a charming story, so when you read it for the hundredth... Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by aagoston