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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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Overview


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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“With its bright acrylic spreads and simple text, this gentle story is a pleasant addition to picture-book collections.”--School Library Journal

“…[a] endearing ode to an object of childhood fascination…”--Booklist

 
 
Praise for Fire Engine Man:

A Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club selection!

“An upbeat, affectionate book that will delight firefighter aficionados and big (and little) brothers . . .”

—School Library Journal

“. . . this pint-sized career guide will kindle imaginations.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
Praise for Digger Man:
 
An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award

“[A] lively, sure-to-please winner. . . .   Details are perfect, down to the brothers’ special bond at the end of the day.” —School Library Journal

 
“Truck and machinery fans will dig this.” —Kirkus 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466808959
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 627,445
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author


Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha have written many children’s books together, including Fire Engine Man and Digger Man, which received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. Andrea and David live in San Diego, California with their three sons. andreaanddavid.com


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