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Gus and Grandpa Ride the Train Library Binding – April 1, 2000

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Gus and Grandpa
  • Library Binding
  • Publisher: Tandem Library (April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613299736
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613299732
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,392,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 1-3AFeaturing the same characters as Gus and Grandpa (1996) and Gus and Grandpa and the Christmas Cookies (1997, both Farrar), this book is sure to please young train lovers. In three short chapters, Gus waves at the train going by his grandfather's house, sets up his father's childhood train set, and rides on an "old-time steam engine." These warm and expressive stories are perfect for readers who are starting to move beyond upper-level easy readers and into beginning chapter books. Medium length sentences are peppered with descriptive language. Children will become active, observant readers as they note the seamless tie-ins between text and illustrations. Stock's softly defined watercolors connect the three stories with images of red cabooses and train sets, an energetic dog, and, of course, Gus and Grandpa.ALisa Gangemi Krapp, Sousa Elementary School, Port Washington, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

Gr. 1^-2. This sequel to Gus and Grandpa and Gus and Grandpa and the Christmas Cookies (both 1997) finds the duo sharing their love of trains. In "It's the Train!" Gus waves at the many locomotives that pass his grandfather's house, becoming thrilled when an employee in one caboose waves back. The pair locate and set up an old toy train that belonged to Gus' father, nearly losing Grandpa's dog in the process in "Where Is Skipper?" And, in "All Aboard," the two almost miss a trip on an old-fashioned steam engine because Grandpa misplaces the tickets. Mills' simple text conveys the warmth of this close relationship as well as the pair's shared interest in trains. Stock's line-and-wash illustrations mesh perfectly with the gentle text, making this a satisfying choice for beginning readers. Kay Weisman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Claudia Mills is the author of over 50 books for young readers. To write her books she draws on childhood memories of growing up in New Jersey as well as funny stories her two sons brought home from elementary school and middle school as they grew up in Colorado. She loves to visit schools, where she is always on the prowl for material that can make its way into a chapter book or middle grade novel.

Claudia is also a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder, specializing in ethics and political philosophy, who has published many articles on philosophical and ethical themes in children's literature, including essays on the work of Maud Hart Lovelace, Eleanor Estes, Betty MacDonald, Louisa May Alcott, and Rosamond du Jardin.

All of Claudia's books have been written between 5 and 7 in the morning, while drinking Swiss Miss hot chocolate at her cozy home near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. She likes to write for an hour every day, watching little bits of daily writing grow into big piles of published books to share with children everywhere.

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By K. Robison on October 5, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My 4 year old enjoys this book, it is a cute story about a boy and his grandpa. Great gift from a grandparent! This book would appeal to any child that is a train enthusiast or enjoys being with Grandpa.
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