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Freight Train Paperback – January 21, 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
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).
HOWEVER - we also have Freight Train as a board book, and that's what gets the five star review. I would give it a million stars if I could. When I was nine, I had this book memorized. My toddler brother made me and my sister read it to him again and again.... and again, and again, and again. Now my brother, sister, and I are parents, and all of our kids adore this book. My 18-month-old always asks for "Fate Tain". Her two-year-old cousin does the toddler freakout dance of joy whenever someone pulls his copy off the shelf. It is the best young toddler book I know of, hands down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My 2 year old son loves this book.
It's helping him learn his colors & it has a train!
My son loves trains so of course I had to have this book for him. It helped him recognize colors and also teach him some new vocabulary like Trestles and the names of the carts,... Read morePublished 23 hours ago by S. Roberts
One of my children's and grand childr n's all-time favorite books!Published 15 days ago by Little Red
One of my grandson's two favorite books at age 18 months. We read it with lots of expression and at the end, he always says "more!". No grandparent can pass that up!Published 1 month ago by Mary Louise
I was skeptical at first because it's a very simple board book, but my twin toddlers (2.5 years old) absolutely love it!Published 1 month ago by sam
All three of my kids favorite book they read as babies. Had to replace it a couple of times from over use.Published 2 months ago by Patrick Heaton