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Freight Train Board Book (Caldecott Collection) Board book – September 20, 1996
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Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Several things make this simple book so effective. First, the bright colors are identified to help preschoolers learn them. Next, the different cars on the train are given names, so young engineers will recognize them when they see a real freight train. They are introduced to the engine and tender (in hard-working black), a hopper car, a tanker car, a flat car, and so on all the way to the red caboose in back.
Best of all, these are not simplistic little kid pictures. What I think makes this book so appealing is how detailed the train cars are. Every little rivet and brake hose is visible in these pictures despite the bright colors. I think our little engineers recognize that this is a REAL TRAIN BOOK even if the words are large and the sentences brief. I saw my son studying each car so intently, looking at all those little parts. Crews' drawings are absolutely remarkable, and our kids recognize QUALITY.
I can honestly tell you to buy this one sight unseen for your young train-lovers (ages 2-5).
HOWEVER - we also have Freight Train as a board book, and that's what gets the five star review. I would give it a million stars if I could. When I was nine, I had this book memorized. My toddler brother made me and my sister read it to him again and again.... and again, and again, and again. Now my brother, sister, and I are parents, and all of our kids adore this book. My 18-month-old always asks for "Fate Tain". Her two-year-old cousin does the toddler freakout dance of joy whenever someone pulls his copy off the shelf. It is the best young toddler book I know of, hands down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My 2.5 year old toddler is nutso for trains right now and is also super into books before bedtime. I was looking for something with simplistic language and sentence structure but... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Dutchrub
My son and I loved this book. He was able to "read" it from memory from a very early age, and he loved to read it to me. Read morePublished 11 days ago by JPG_VA
This is a very simple book but I loved it as a kid and I love sharing it with my baby too. Clean lines, bright colors, classic.Published 14 days ago by Le Chat
We had the hard cover version of this, but our 2 year old loved it a little too much and the book was falling apart and getting torn regularly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fairchilds
My favorite book when I was a kid and it was nice to be able to pass it along to a friend's child. Thanks for keeping this around!Published 1 month ago by Jason Boggs
Fantastic Book for young readers. Learn their colors in an artful way.Published 1 month ago by kathi kostoff