Freight Train

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"Clear bright illustrations show all the cars of a train bringing the reader the excitement of movement through day and night, country and city."—Booklist.

Author Biography: Donald Crews is the renowned creator of two Caldecott Honor books, Freight Train and Truck. Among his other enormously popular books are such favorites as Night at the Fair, Sail Away, Bigmama's, Shortcut, and School Bus. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York's Hudson River Valley.

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Overview

"Clear bright illustrations show all the cars of a train bringing the reader the excitement of movement through day and night, country and city."—Booklist.

Author Biography: Donald Crews is the renowned creator of two Caldecott Honor books, Freight Train and Truck. Among his other enormously popular books are such favorites as Night at the Fair, Sail Away, Bigmama's, Shortcut, and School Bus. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York's Hudson River Valley.

Donald Crews grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and says that all through his childhood the members of his family were always doing something with their hands. He was always drawing pictures. Now, in the old farmhouse where he lives with his wife, the noted author and illustrator Ann Jonas, Donald Crews is still drawing pictures.

After graduating from New York City's Cooper Union, Mr. Crews spent three years working as a designer. He was assistant art director of Dance magazine, on the staff of a small design studio, and did freelance work as a book-jacket designer. But in 1962 he was inducted into the Army, and for a time his artistic pursuits were set aside. As the end of his eighteen-month military stint in Germany approached, he assigned himself to the task of writing and illustrating a children's book to add to his portfolio. The result was the brilliant concept book We Read: A to Z (Harper & Row, 1967), which, nearly twenty years later, was reissued by Greenwillow Books. Ten Black Dots, a counting book, came next, and then several books for which he did illustrations only. But the turning point came in 1978, when Greenwillow published FreightTrain, a picture book inspired by Mr. Crews's childhood train trips from Newark to visit his grandmother in Florida. It was named a Caldecott Honor Book. Since then, Mr. Crews has created several other highly acclaimed picture books (including Truck, a 1981 Calclecott Honor Book), all painted in the flat, clean colors and bright, unambiguous shapes that are the hallmarks of his striking graphics.

Donald Crews grew up in Newark, New Jersey, spent his summers in Cottondale, Florida, and was graduated from Cooper Union in New York City. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in Brooklyn, New York.

When Donald Crews is asked why he focuses on picture books, he frequently answers, "Why not?" All the tools necessary for the creation of any piece of art are also elements in a successful picture book. Mr. Crews chooses a subject, explores ways to develop the subject visually, writes a story, then produces his finished illustrations. And the final audience, the children, tell him that they like what he does. Why not, indeed!Donald Crews grew up in Newark, New Jersey, spent his summers in Cottondale, Florida, and was graduated from Cooper Union in New York City. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in Brooklyn, New York.

Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Presented in blocks of brilliant colors, the multihued train in this Caldecott Honor book undertakes a dazzling journey before disappearing from the final page. Ages 2-up. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
New in board book format, Donald Crews' Freight Train tracks a brightly colored train across trestles and through tunnels until it's "going, going...gone". The book's pages hold a certain rhythm and drama, and you can further engage your baby by add the chug-a-chug-a of a moving train as you turn the pages. This is a book with longevity Toddlers will enjoy color naming and preschoolers can view the colors mix due to the train's movements. Now the sturdy cardboard pages will help the book last.
Children's Literature
A train makes its journey across the pages of this book, providing young readers the opportunity to learn the names of the cars and to practice counting skills. The text is spare, giving a minimum of description so that the illustrations are responsible for conveying the experience of a train passing by. While spare, the story is simple and poetic in English, however, the Spanish translation loses this poetry. The names of the trains lack the alliteration found in English, and the verbs are not chosen with care to preserve the feeling of locomotion. The careless translation is sometimes incorrect. Crews won the Caldecott for this book and the airbrush illustrations are the strongest element of the story; they remain graphic and exciting and are not overwhelmed by the Spanish text added to this bilingual edition. This book is perfect for teaching about transportation, or for learning colors, but it is better in English and lackluster in Spanish. 2003 (orig. 1978), Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Publishers Inc, Ages 3 to 6.
—Veronica Betancourt <%ISBN%>068880165X
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907912047
  • Publisher: Phoenix Yard
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011

Meet 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.


Donald Crews es el renombrado autor de dos libros merecedores del premio Caldecott, Tren de carga (Freight Train) y School Bus. Vive con su esposa, Ann Jonas, cerca del Río Hudson, en Nueva York.

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.


Donald Crews es el renombrado autor de dos libros merecedores del premio Caldecott, Tren de carga (Freight Train) y School Bus. Vive con su esposa, Ann Jonas, cerca del Río Hudson, en Nueva York.

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  • Posted September 2, 2011

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    Freight Train - Mooooooooving!

    Beautiful book, and a must have in any 2 year olds library. My son has a mini freak out when he sees me going for this book. After the deafening shrill of delighted screams subsides we read the book. After every page he makes his train noise and eagerly helps me flip the page to see where the trains is heading next.
    This book has excellent illustrations and simple words, it is perfect for young children.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Love this book!

    My kids loved this book from the library so I decided to buy it on my Nook for them and was delighted to hear the songs added to it. My kids love singing the songs and this is one of their favorite books!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    The narration of the book is poor. There is no inflection in th

    The narration of the book is poor. There is no inflection in the speakers voice. I am surprised this is a Caldecott honor winner. I have read the other reviews and maybe I am missing something. However, my 3 year old grandson is not impressed either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    One of the best

    Good book to purchase for a boy baby shower, many months of teaching and love the vocab!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    One of our favorites

    This is a classic book that my 3 year old and 1 year old love. I thought I was buying a hardcover book, but it came as a board book. For a book with only a few words, we can read it for a surprisingly long time.

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  • Posted May 3, 2013

    For tiny hands

    Each car and its color is named. Beautiful drawings show the freight train going through a tunnel, over a trestle, by a city, etc. Whoosh! A board book for the toddler set.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Very disappointed!

    Not worth it my sons were not interested in the music and well the narrator didnt hold their attention.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Train books

    Why don't you have any big kids train books.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Wonderful book!

    I used to use this book to teach colors and to teach kids to read. It is a classic! Now I see this has the added delight of some classic American songs that all of us used to sing. What a treat. I can't wait to read it with my grandchildren!

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  • Posted December 18, 2011

    Grandpa's favorite book

    Allows for making up your own story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    Disappointing

    My 3.5 yr old grandson was not interested in the music include and there just too little else in it -- turned out an expensicpve dud for my trained obsessed g/s

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2011

    Fun train book!

    few words, great illustrations, good rhythm. my grandsons love this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2011

    Not as impressed as my 2yr old grandson

    I was immediately disappointed in this book - there's nothing to it! The illustrations are pretty basic and repetitious and there's little reading. But my 2 1/2 yr old grandson loves it, so that's good enough for me. I ad-lib as I read it to him though... just doesn't have enough substance for reading.

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  • Posted November 18, 2010

    For young toddlers

    Like another review... Our 2 year old just loves this book. Although I wish it was grammatically correct... It is an easy read. Our 2 year old has memorized it. He reads it to us and he often sits down to read it to himself.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Eye-catching

    The last visit to Barnes and Noble I allowed my two year old to pick out a book on his own to sit and look at. He found this book and he sat and looked at the pictures by himself over and over. After finding what I needed I looked and found him still sitting loooking at this book, I so I sat down to read it to him. It has very few words but the pictures are outstanding. I even enjoy looking at it more than once. It teaching some basic railroad words and he can pretty much read it aloud with me now. It allows for interaction and he loves that. He sleeps with this book when we read it at bedtime. This book is a hidden treasure and one of our favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2010

    Great book for a 2 year old.

    My 2 &1/2 year old carried this book around Barnes and Noble from the moment he first picked up the book and then for a couple weeks after we bought it. If we read it at bedtime he insists on sleeping with it. It's his favorite. For a child who likes trains it will be great.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    Great for learning colors!

    My sons are in middle school and high school, but I continue to give this great little book as a gift to friends with small children. I truly think that my children learned their colors from this book. If you have or know a train-obsessed toddler or preschooler, this book is a must.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    Freight Train is a terrific book for little ones who love trains!

    My son had this book and loved it. I recently bought the board book as a gift for a nephew who is two. He was glued to it immediately. The illustrations are simple, yet perfect, and they demonstrate the text exactly. The book is great for teaching colors. The illustrations show the movement of the train. As soon as you read to the end, your little one may want you to start over again! I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2009

    Excellent short picture book for just before bed

    Very short but my kids love naming all the train cars each night before going to bed. Helps with colors and actions.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    This train keeps on going...

    Children love this book! I have given it as gifts and delight watching them read it. The story is simple, but the illustrations are detailed. It can be used to teach colors, shapes and more.

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