Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon (Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears and Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions) have joined their ingenious artwork with the magic of Margaret Wise Brown's words. Brown, beloved author of Goodnight Moon, wrote Two Little Trains more than 50 years ago. Now a new generation of the youngest readers will be filled with wonder at this timeless story with its splendid new illustrations.
Two trains are heading west. One is streamlined, the other small and old. On their parallel journeys, the trains encounter rivers, hills, snow, and dust storms, but neither is thwarted. But look closer and see that these two trains, though similar in many ways, have a surprising difference: one is the real thing, traversing the countryside, and the other is a toy, making its way across rug fringe "tracks," along the edge of a bathtub, through a tunnel made from a book, and past a broom and dust pan. Brown's brilliant yet simple text and the Dillons' clever and striking pictures, will serve as inspiration to many flights of fancy in young readers' minds. Truly exquisite. (Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon team up with Margaret Wise Brown in Two Little Trains, first published in 1949. Right from the cover, the sleek, horizontal illustrations chronicle the parallel journeys of the titular trains: a toy train wrapped in a gift box waits on the platform next to a massive modern train. "One little train was a streamlined train,/ Puff, Puff, Puff to the West./ One little train was a little old train,/ Chug, Chug, Chug going West." In one spread, the trains look down at the "deep dark river." The streamlined train races across a purple bridge while, opposite, the toy train crawls along the edge of a bathtub, the purple soap and tub basin connecting the tub scene to that of the locomotive.
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Beautiful book! My son loves it. Arrived on time and was packaged with care.Published 1 month ago by Robin Green
Simple story of 2 trains, one real and one toy, that share the same journey. Wonderful to read at night or any time to calm children as the text is very soothing. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Rebecca Meador
This is a fantastic old train book, and my 3.5 y.o. who is a train specialist took to it immediately. Read morePublished 19 months ago by M. Hill
My grandson loves listening to books being read to him. He has heard this one frequently and requested his own copy!Published 20 months ago by Chauncey87
My son is 3 and loves this book! He loves trains so this was an immediate favorite. He already has it memorized. Read morePublished 23 months ago by N. Newsome
It was well received and is a favorite by virtue of it being about trains! It is the correct level for him and as long as he's happy, I'm happy.Published on May 21, 2013 by Jinxabit