Train Man

Train Man

by Andrea Zimmerman, David Clemesha
     
 

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There are bridges to cross, tunnels to travel through, and mountains to climb so kids can hop on board before the whistle blows.

Told in simple words from a little boy's point of view, this spot-on picture book celebrates a child's world of adventure and love of transportation vehicles.

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There are bridges to cross, tunnels to travel through, and mountains to climb so kids can hop on board before the whistle blows.

Told in simple words from a little boy's point of view, this spot-on picture book celebrates a child's world of adventure and love of transportation vehicles.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
A young boy is playing with his train set and he tells readers how much he loves trains. Also in the picture is his little brother and he is sure that his brother loves trains too. Our protagonist is going to be a train man when he grows up—perhaps an engineer or perhaps a conductor. The pictures most often show him as an engineer. He takes his train into the station where friends and family wait; he lets his brother wear his hat and blow the train whistle, and he loves to announce the train's departure with an "All Aboard." This young boy has a great imagination as he takes the train across a bridge, up the mountains, through a dark tunnel and finally back to the station for the night. The pictures are full of details and make this fantasy trip seem almost real. What is really heartwarming is his inclusion of his baby brother in what he loves so much. Two previous books by this team—Fire Engine Man and Digger Man—have won high praise and this one is sure to be included with them. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—The siblings from Digger Man (2003) and Fire Engine Man (2007, both Holt) are back. While his younger brother looks on, Oliver plays with a set of trains. He imagines himself collecting tickets, inspecting the cars and wheels, and steering the train across a bridge, up a hill, and through a dark tunnel. Oliver's loving attention to his brother resonates in an illustration in which the older child hoists Gabe up to pull the train whistle. With its bright acrylic spreads and simple text, this gentle story is a pleasant addition to picture-book collections.—Lynn Vanca, Freelance Librarian, Akron, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805079913
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
491,572
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD470L (what's this?)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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