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.
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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 8 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 14 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 15 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 18 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 23 months ago by Jinxabit
This book is awful - the author must not know how to rhyme, so she ended every sentence with "in the west". It gets annoying after the first few pages. Read morePublished on April 11, 2013 by Wendy_De
I don't normally review children's books, but there is a beauty and poetry to the language of this book that you simply shouldn't miss. Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by DDC
This is another hit for a child's gift. The story is very cute for children and illustrations are just great!Published on March 2, 2013 by B. Brown