PreS. These two new board books are based on Lenski's picture books with the same titles, originally published in the 1940s. In Fire Engine, Fireman Small drives his little fire engine to a house fire, where he rescues the inhabitants and douses the flames. In Train, Engineer Small drives his little passenger train from Tinytown through the countryside to Union Station. Some lines of the stories and illustrations have been omitted and other minor changes have been made in the these editions, but each book ends with one of the series' familiar tag lines, such as "And that's all about Fireman Small!" The colorful, childlike pictures have definite appeal for the very young. Although the text is a bit long for many babies and toddlers, these colorful board books might still hold the interest of avid train and fire engine enthusiasts. Carolyn Phelan
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Our boys really enjoy this book and even better we enjoy reading it to them. It is not just silly rhymes but factual information about trains presented in a way children enjoy. Read morePublished 5 months ago by AUMAN
MY 3 YR OLD GRANDSON RECEIVED THIS WITH A TRAIN SHIRT FOR CHRISTMAS AND IT WAS A HIT. HE LOVES TRAINS AND LOVED THE BOOKPublished 7 months ago by pman
My toddler son loves anything to do with Trains! He loves be read too and this big is one of his favorites. He has the entire book memorized. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Half Pint
Another lovely Lois Lenski book! Just love the old fashioned artwork. Takes me back in time- reminds me of my grandparents.Published 9 months ago by Kate M. Londagin
Very charming illustrations and identifying train features. I am also impressed with her ability to write words that make train sounds.Published 11 months ago by Melissa Burke
Cute board book with a nice story and illustrations. Great for the 2 year old crowd. My grandson was asking it to be read every day.Published 11 months ago by Paula S.
I bought this for my 4-yr-old son, who LOVES trains and knows all the little details, thanks to an Uncle who is actually an engineer on a 100-yr-old PRR steam engine. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Caroline
Just as I expected it, perfect! Great little story with good pictures, cute book. Shipped quickly! My son loves it. Thank you!Published 11 months ago by Wendy Watson
Not only is this book yet another triumph for the handy Mr. Small, but it is very informational on trains, as well. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Brazytis Family