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Great Follow up to Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
on April 16, 2013
Oftentimes author illustrator duo's follow up books can't quite recreate the magic of their previous books, but let me be the one to tell you that this book is a fantastic follow up to Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site. Much like your child learned about the different construction vehicles in Goodnight, Steam Train introduces different train cars-- the boxcar, wellcar, hopper and autorack with others. You'll find the same sing-song, rhyming cadence in Steam Train that you have come to love in Goodnight along with more beautiful illustrations drawn on the same dark background paper, lending that night-time feeling to the book.
The age recommendation Amazon lists for Steam Train is 4-6 while Goodnight is 1 and up. The language is a bit more advanced in Steam Train, but if your child enjoyed Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site they will enjoy Steam Train, Dream Train. I would probably revise the age recommendation to 3 and up, but keep in mind the book does not have the same sturdy pages as Goodnight; The pages are the same consistency and paper as other illustrated children's books.
My two and half year old daughter loved Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and loves Steam Train, Dream Train; I'm sure your child will love it too.