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Seymour Simon's Book of Trains Paperback – Picture Book, May 11, 2004
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Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon's exploration of these very different trains and their uses, combined with his characteristically eye-catching full-color photographs, captures the beauty and power of steam trains, diesel trains, electric trains, and more—all at work! This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.
Seymour Simon knows how to explain science to kids and make it fun. He was a teacher for more than twenty years, has written more than 250 books, and has won multiple awards.
This book includes an author's note, glossary, and index and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.
“Young trainiacs rejoice…Big machinery has never looked better. ” — Kirkus Reviews
“These are exactly the cool pictures for which the younger nonfiction set clamors.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Simon captures the combination of technology and romantic adventure that gives these machines their enduring appeal.” — ALA Booklist
From the Back Cover
Trains can carry
grain and gravel,
milk and machines,
cars and computers,
pipes and people.
Seymour Simon′s exploration of these very different trains and their uses, combined with his characteristically eye-catching full-color photographs, captures the beauty and power of steam trains, diesel trains, electric trains, and more -- all at work!
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Reprint edition (May 11, 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0064462234
- ISBN-13 : 978-0064462235
- Reading age : 2 - 5 years, from customers
- Lexile measure : 940L
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 7.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 9 x 0.5 x 11 inches
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Every other page has a photograph of a type of train or part of a train, and the facing pages provide a small amount of text about the subject. There is just enough text to provide basic information plus a little more, but the text is short enough that the entire book can be read aloud to a child in about 5-10 minutes. All types of trains (steam, diesel, and electric) are shown as well as different types of cars.
The photographs are bright, clear, and coloful, so much so that the images approache coffee-table book quality. This book would make an excellent gift.