Steam Train, Dream Trainby Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)
The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime! The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars,/b>
The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime! The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls. Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts!
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books of the Year"
Will be embraced as a nighttime standard, particularly among train lovers everywhere."-School Library Journal, starred review"
The combination of words and drawings is sure to stir the imaginations of little ones as it lulls them to sleep." - MotherDaughterBookClub.com"
Steam Train, Dream Train has the look and feel of a classic." - Common Sense Media"
Skillfully combines both the factual and imaginative guises of trains in a playful picture book." - The Wall Street Journal"
Rhythmic, engaging, and beautiful." - Amazon.com's Omnivoracious blog"
Kids will clamor for this one at bedtime and storytime alike." - Booklist, starred review"
I will be sharing Steam Train, Dream Train with some very excited students this week..." - Laura Given, Librarian"
I loved Steam Train, Dream Train.... Can I see it becoming a favorite bedtime story's I most certainly can." - Roundtable Reviews"
I expect this one to fly off the shelves." - Jen Robinson's Book Page"
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this rhythmic, rhyming hypnotic vehicle bedtime book from the team who brought us the best selling Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site. It's another winner." - Lisa Von Drasek, Early Word"
Destined to be a bedtime classic." - WorkingMother.com"
Another winner for bedtime." - The San Francisco Chronicle"
A great bedtime book." - 5 Minutes for Books"
A go-to goodnight story for train- and animal-loving preschoolers." - Publishers Weekly, starred review"
A feeling of warmth and an old-fashioned nursery aura abound." - Kirkus Reviews
Meet the Author
Sherri Duskey Rinker lives in Chicago with her photographer husband and two energetic, inquisitive sons: one fascinated by bugs and magic, and the other by trucks and trains. She created this goodnight story in hopes of happier bedtimes and sweet dreams for all. Find out more about Sherri at www.sherriduskeyrinker.com.
Tom Lichtenheld loves drawing pictures and telling silly stories. His books include the New York Times bestseller Duck! Rabbit!, Wumbers, and the ALA Notable Children's Book, E-mergency! He lives in Geneva, Illinois. Visit him at www.tomlichtenheld.com.
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The dream train pulls into the station and the animal workers load the train with bouncy-balls, pogo-sticks, ice cream, hoola-hoops and other fun toys! Everything needed for sweet dreams! Why I liked this book – First of all, I love the GORGEOUS illustrations! They’re wonderful to look at! The rhyme is magnificent! I love the onomatopoeia in it and it sounds like the chug chug of a train. I like that it teaches the purpose of each train car! (ex: “The autorack will gently keep these fast, fast cars”…) I think it is imaginative to see all the sweet dream things the animals load onto the train. It will definitely give kids things to have nice dreams about! **NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I bought this book for my six-year-old son for Christmas because there was a train, a giraffe, and a monkey on the cover -- in that order. I also bought it because I know a little of Rinker's writing. I can't comment on how much my son likes this book until after Christmas, but I loved it.
I'm not sure who loves this book more, my 16 month old son or my husband! A great book for dads and their sons. The illustrations are colorful enough to be engaging, but subtle enough not to rouse a tired child. There are enough truck sounds to appease father AND son! They love this book as much as the previous book from this author, Goon Night, Good Night Construction Site. My husband can't wait for the next book to come out!
Expecting another remarkably clever bedtime book from Rinker, I was disappointed. The rhyming and subtleties in the illustrations of "...Construction Site" are missing here.
A must have for little train lovers!! The book flows beautifully, the illustrations are captivating and my kids are begging for this every night. Huge fans of this new book, as well as their previous, Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site. Your kids will love to listen to these books. And you will love reading them!