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Freight Train Trip!: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure Board book – September 8, 2009
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About the Author
Ana Martin Larrañaga lives with her family in Germany. She doesn't have a dog or a goat but is always thinking of getting one (maybe because her eldest son asks for one of each constantly). She is the illustrator of more than 60 children's books.
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Chugga chugga . . .
Choo CHOO CHOOOO!
Clicka clacka too
The engineer toots her horn as she approaches a railroad crossing gate. The signals flash red and the gate goes down so cars won't cross the track. All of a sudden the engineer notices something is wrong . . . the eastbound six-oh-eight is on the same track and she "sees in a flash that trains are headed for a CRASH!" Switchman Jack has his feet up and is reading the paper. His hand is on the switch, but he isn't paying attention. Are the two trains going to have a head-on collision or is the he going to notice those trains are on the same track? Whooo NO!
This terrific, traveling lift-the-flap train book will entrance little train aficionados. This is a quality board book that stands above many I've seen. Most board books are meant for tiny hands, but this little traveling train adventure book, which measures a full 8" x 10" when fully opened, can be spread across a lap for a shared reading experience. As small hands excitedly lift the flaps they will be able to discover what is really in those box cars and they can watch Switchman Jack as he flips the switch and the trains change tracks. If you want an action packed, fun adventure for a special little person who can't get enough of trains, this is one book you just might want to consider!
As with the Airplane book, there are a few little details in this book that I could nit-pick, but they're not worth mentioning because my son enjoys all aspects of the story.
Freight Train is a little more "wordy" than Airplane Flight, but that isn't saying much. It's still a very short book with one heavy duty flap per page to peak under. And lifting the flaps doesn't necessarily just reveal the contents of a box car, but changes the direction of the train or lowers the crossing arm. From that stand point, it's somewhat interactive.
Like the other book, this one seems durable enough that I don't hesitate to let our son lift the flaps by himself and read it on his own. I don't think it's in too much danger of tearing (though he's not terribly abusive -- but still, only two).
It's safe to say that this book is a hit. Since it appeared last week, it's been in nightly rotation (along with Airplane Flight!) No trouble at all recommending it.
He also tends to be really rough with his toys, but my sister-in-law said that this book has been holding up well, despite some rough handling. He likes having her or his big sister read it to him.
It's a fun little book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beat up book with frayed edges. Great read for the little ones but very beat up.Published 7 months ago by T Wilsey
My 2 year old son loves all things trains and, consequently, loves this book. He loves opening and closing the flaps on each page and I love the rhyming prose.Published 10 months ago by cn79
My toddler loves trains and book, so this was a great combination of the two. Cute story, I just wish there were more flaps to lift.Published 21 months ago by hni
My 2 year old son loves this book. We love the lift-the -flap options that make reading interactive. The story is actually engaging for a children's book, too!Published 22 months ago by Candace Lutz