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Freight Train Board Book (Caldecott Collection) Board book – September 20, 1996
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Hop on board the freight train!
A classic, award-winning book, perfect for sharing with young children.
About the Author
Donald Crews is the renowned creator of many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Books Freight Train and Truck. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York's Hudson River Valley.
- Publisher : Greenwillow Books (September 20, 1996)
- Language : English
- Board book : 26 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0688149006
- ISBN-13 : 978-0688149000
- Reading age : Baby - 4 years
- Lexile measure : NP0L
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 4.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.9 x 0.6 x 4.9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Joseph J Eagono on December 7, 2017
But that was my mistake in ordering, so I'm not factoring the ridiculous size into my star rating.
Overall, this is a great book. The illustrations and text are very simple and there's something about the artwork that is unique and pleasing. It simply shows the different types of cars on a freight train, and how the train covers lots of ground on it's journey. It goes through tunnels, over bridges, through mountains, and travels night and day.
This book is tons of fun for kids, but not super-fun for adults. It's a bit boring to read, in my opinion.
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE: Ages 1-3.
GOOD FOR TEACHING: Colors, counting, types of cars in a freight train
The author also has a related book called "Inside Freight Train" where you can slide open the cars and see what's inside. Other Donald Crews' books include "Airplane" and "Truck." We have enjoyed those as well. One fun aspect of his books is that some of the same vehicles repeat. For example, one page of the book "Airplane" shows a landscape in which the rainbow-colored freight train is shown in the distance. My child was really tickled when he noticed it and recognized it as the same train from this book.
I read other reviewers about their mishaps of incorrect colors but my copy was perfectly fine.