Train Ride

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READ AND SHARE is a unique first library for parents and children that helps build early readers’ confidence. Grouped in four progressive levels, Read and Share books - available individually for the first time - are specially selected for qualities that encourage literacy skills and a love of reading.

Sixteen top-quality books with notes for extending reading fun inspire the confidence ...

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Overview

Friendly advice for reading fun included in every book!

READ AND SHARE is a unique first library for parents and children that helps build early readers’ confidence. Grouped in four progressive levels, Read and Share books - available individually for the first time - are specially selected for qualities that encourage literacy skills and a love of reading.

Sixteen top-quality books with notes for extending reading fun inspire the confidence parents and children need to experience the joys of reading . . . together. Plus an informative Parents’ Handbook!

What is Read and Share?

—An expert selection of sixteen high-quality picture books by superb authors and illustrators, featuring a multicultural array of subjects, including poetry and rhymes, traditional songs, stories, and information books

—Four progressive levels - Beginnings, Early Steps, Next Steps, and Taking Off - each including four fabulous picture books

—Two full spreads inside each book offering suggestions and activities inspired by the story, designed to help parents and children get the most out of each book - and build a foundation for reading success

—A separate 24-page, full-color Parents’ Handbook providing extensive practical information and detailed answers to many of the questions parents ask about encouraging their children’s literacy

A journey on a train provides excitement, nice scenery, and pleasant anticipation.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Enthusiasm is the order of the day as a round-faced child and her mother board a cheery red train: "We're off on a journey/ Out of the town-/ What shall I see?/ What shall I see?" On each subsequent spread, Crebbin's bouncy text and Lambert's sunshine-bright, chalk pastel art reveal the bucolic pleasures spied along the way-a mare and her foal; ``A shiny red tractor/ Pulling its load''; a trio of geese; and a hot-air balloon. Repeated phrases (``What shall I see?'' and ``That's what I see'') echo the soothing rhythm of a train's motion, until at last the girl and her mother reach their destination and spy the best view of all: ``There is my grandma/ Welcoming me.../ Welcoming me." Lambert's varied perspectives and the book's attractive design heighten the visual appeal: text is confined to a two-inch strip beneath the full-spread illustrations, with each phrase set against alternating blocks of green and yellow. This sweet work by the creators of Fly by Night offers youngsters a nostalgic look at a favorite mode of transport. Ages 3-up. (May)
Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
Take a train ride, see sheep and cows, meadows and hills, farm, tunnel, and so on while riding to grandma's house. The simple text contains the rhythm of the train. Young children will anticipate each page turning, by asking "What shall I see? What shall I see?" Each full page illustration accompanies the text well, a part of the train integrated deftly into each one. A good read-aloud.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-A rhyming text, similar in cadence to Bill Martin's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See (Holt, 1983), sets the tone for a ride on the rails. A little girl and her mother board the train in the city and travel through the countryside to the seaside town where the child's grandmother lives. The verse runs below the full-bled chalk-pastel illustrations and repeatedly asks, ``What shall I see? What shall I see?'' The turn of the page reveals a new panorama, the reply, and the refrain, ``That's what I see, That's what I see.'' Soft-edged artwork, done in warm, sunny colors, is appealing in its simplicity, but lacks the sharp outlines and crispness that many young children appreciate.-Carole D. Fiore, State Library of Florida, Tallahassee
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763608668
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Reading and Math Together Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,446,155
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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