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Freight Train [Kindle Edition]

Donald Crews
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $6.99
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Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers

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Book Description

In powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the essence of inexorably rolling wheels, so that even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he has watched a freight train passing.

A book truly for the youngest child -- and for every one of us who has been that child.


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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Presented in blocks of brilliant colors, the multihued train in this Caldecott Honor book undertakes a dazzling journey before disappearing from the final page. Ages 2-up.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Donald Crews is the renowned creator of many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Books Freight Train and Truck. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York's Hudson River Valley.


Donald Crews es el renombrado autor de dos libros merecedores del premio Caldecott, Tren de carga (Freight Train) y School Bus. Vive con su esposa, Ann Jonas, cerca del Río Hudson, en Nueva York.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1068 KB
  • Print Length: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; Reissue edition (August 23, 2011)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007O0MR8M
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,481 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, timeless classic for young engineers December 13, 2003
Format:Paperback
With a few words and the most marvellous illustrations, Freight Train will take your child on a magical journey. Each page features a different part of the freight train in a bright color. Then the whole train moves through the countryside, faster and faster until the colors start to blur from the speed.
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).
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully designed, a must-have children's book February 25, 2000
Format:Board book
My 16-month-old son loves trains, and we have read many train books. Freight Train is his favorite (and has been his favorite book for the last two months). The illustrations are spare and clear, use primary colors, and have enough detail that my son finds some new train hardware to point at each time we read the book. As the train moves, its different-colored cars blur together for a nice visual effect.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Board book
This book has short phrases on each page, and the entire story reads like a non-rhyming poem. I believe that the rhythm of the verses, along with the clear bright illustrations, is what drew my son to this book, even at 10 months old. For his 3rd birthday recently, I made train decorations based on the illustrations in Freight Train. He still enjoys the book and now "reads" it to himself. Preschoolers can easily memorize this wonderful book.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for little train lovers December 28, 2000
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Simple text describes 4 different types of freight cars, the caboose, the tender and the steam engine. The six basic colors plus black are used for each car and therefore this is an ideal way to teach colors to the little train-lover. Very fast read and my son pleads me to read it again. I don't mind, as this is not aggravating in any way (as some of the board books are). Sturdy board book construction. Great book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Children's Book March 26, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Board book
My son got this book for Christmas, because I was so tired of hauling it back and forth to and from the library. There's something about the structure of the book that just mesmerizes him--I think it might be the transition from knowledge and understanding of colors and the names of the cars, to movement of the train through the countryside. It may be a boy thing--he's never cared for the highly verbal books his sister enjoyed so much, but wants this book over and over and over and over. One bonus is that it's relatively short, and appealing enough that I don't mind how often I've had to read it. I highly recommend this book, particularly for parents of preschool boys.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Good Picture-to-Story Transition Board Book May 21, 2009
Format:Board book
This is a simple presentation of the different cars on a freight train, with rhythmic text describing each car. It's a better board book than picture book, because for toddlers the bright colors and simple lines are very pleasing, but it might not hold the interest of older readers. This is good for the transition from looking at pictures to understanding stories, especially if the young reader can have exposure to a real train.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Choo Choo Boogaloo. A classic for your bookshelf! June 26, 2000
Format:Paperback
My son's first word was "car". The word "train" was not far behind. He loves this book. He has learned the types of train cars and colors from reading this simple and elegant book (board book version). It is a must have for all children who love trains. Mr. Crew's book truck is terrific but nowhere near as colorful and as filled with speed as this book. Highly recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! My 18month old's review is "again, again"! July 3, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Great for teaching colors. We read this book 20 times the first day we got it. I only wish it was available as a board book so it would last longer!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present for granddaughter
Love that a Caldecott Collection was available in a board book format. Perfect for my not-quite 2 year old granddaughter.
Published 5 days ago by Darcy de la Rosa
1.0 out of 5 stars Are You All Kidding?
This is literally the worst child's book I've ever read. It's not rhyming. It's not even a paragraph. It's just several words put together. No complete thoughts. Just terrible. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Bernadette
4.0 out of 5 stars My Son loves it but it's small
My 3 year old son loves trains and loves this book. He had the paperback version which is approx. 7" x 10" so when he and his brother ripped it apart I thought I would get... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Kristen
5.0 out of 5 stars Two year old son reads this book very well
My two year old son loves trains. Of course this is one of his favorite books. It's been only two weeks since I started reading this book to him, he has already memorized the... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Ai my me
4.0 out of 5 stars Caldecott Honor Book!
Although it is an older book, it is great for the little one (boys?) who loves trains! It is a very simple book to read but the illustrations are good!
Published 12 days ago by Ann McNally
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Book
This book is a favorite in our house. I love the board book option to help it last a little longer with this toddler stage.
Published 13 days ago by Adriana Benitez
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Grandkids
Great story for my grandchildren. Good text. Fun illustrations. The book held their attention. An easy book for them to handle.
Published 19 days ago by Fredric Michaels
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Book for Kids!
Had this book when I was a kid and have now gotten it for my son. HE LOVES IT! The colours are extremely vibrant. Of course any kiddo that's a fan of trains will love it too. Read more
Published 20 days ago by SillyFruitBat
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a young train lover!
My 2 year old son loves trains! We checked this out from the library so much it was time to buy a copy! Read more
Published 23 days ago by Rebecca Stegbauer
5.0 out of 5 stars good boy book
my toddler loves it, it is good for helping him identify colors. very simple words. Good for 2 year olds.
Published 1 month ago by Alice Cheng
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