All Aboard to Work--Choo-Choo!

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"Kiss, kiss," say the mommies. "I love you." "Hug, hug," say the daddies. "Love you, too!" It's a workday morning, and animal mommies and daddies are heading off on the train. All day they do their jobs, and in the evening, they ride the train home to their waiting children. There's dinner, books, baths, and lots of cuddling. Carol Roth's reassuring rhymes and Steve Lavis's friendly, funny animal parents show young readers that moms and dads go away - but always come back.
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"Kiss, kiss," say the mommies. "I love you." "Hug, hug," say the daddies. "Love you, too!" It's a workday morning, and animal mommies and daddies are heading off on the train. All day they do their jobs, and in the evening, they ride the train home to their waiting children. There's dinner, books, baths, and lots of cuddling. Carol Roth's reassuring rhymes and Steve Lavis's friendly, funny animal parents show young readers that moms and dads go away - but always come back.
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Children's Literature - Jillian Hurst
When moms and dads head off to work, children are often left behind wondering where their parents are and what they are doing all day. Doctors, firefighters, chefs and professors kiss their kids goodbye and greet each other on the train heading to work. After a long day of hard work, they all come home to hugs and kisses from their kids, preparing the family for dinnertime, bathtime and bedtime. Combining all of the favorites of young kids, the colorful illustrations include fun, lovable animal families and lively choo-choo trains. The suitable repetition and rhyme provide excitement for young children, simultaneously stimulating memory practice. Kids will easily be able to pick out their favorite animals and form aspirations for what they want to be when they grow up. "Choo-Choo" is a great book for children who struggle with letting a parent leave for work, exemplifying a sense of pride and approval in their parents' absence and love and gratitude in their return. Reviewer: Jillian Hurst
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PreS-K—Animal moms and dads with diverse occupations ride a train to their jobs and back, and do their work in between. Leaving and arriving home again, the parents shower their little ones with plenty of affection. Roth's jolly rhyme scheme is catchy and descriptive. Preschool audiences can chime in with the repetitive "'ALL ABOARD! to work…choo-choo! Chug-a-chug-a-choo-choo-choo!" refrain. Ordinal numbers count each boarding passenger. Lavis's lighthearted, cheerful full-color artwork has plenty of detail tucked into the spreads. It conveys the warm family relationships and tells a story within a story, of a little bird that makes friends with the commuters. Apparel and accessories worn or carried by the workers match their occupations—for example, Dolly Duck would "…like to fix your car or truck" and wears overalls and carries a toolbox. This title will extend well into units on families, transportation, occupations, and math.—Lynn K. Vanca, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Richfield, OH
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Roth introduces children to the concept of commuting-mommies and daddies board a train, work all day and then come back home to their children to eat and play, snuggle, read and tuck them in. "The first one on is Fearless Cat. / See his bright red fireman's hat." He is followed by "a seal with meals, / a hen with a pen, / a roo in blue, / a bear who cares, / a duck who loves trucks, [and] a newt in his suit," representing a chef, professor, police officer, doctor, mechanic and business executive. Rhyming verses and repetitive phrasing will appeal to young audiences, although the scansion is at times forced. Add to this mix an interesting variety of careers and some counting, and the result is a solid peek at the adult world for the youngest listeners. Lavis's kindly animals are outfitted and equipped for easy identification with their professions. Bright colors and extra details are sure to keep children's interest, while the large illustrations will facilitate group sharing. (Picture book. 2-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807502716
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted February 15, 2011

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    I love this book because it not only teaches children about the different job occupations that parents have but it shows the children how parents go off to work and come home again. It also does this in a fun way. As I read this in our library storytime the children loved the rhymes and how each animal was a different occupation. I had the children point out the animal and ask what it was that they did and they could point out the animal and tell you what they did. The only only that was difficult was the "newt in a suit." This was a good opportunity to teach them about newts. It is nicely illustrated and children love to do the choo-choo sound with you. I especially love the ending because it empathizes that the parents love their children; that is it ok to tell your parents (and children) that you love them.

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