Freight Train

Freight Train

by Donald Crews

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Overview

Freight Train by Donald Crews

In powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the essence of inexorably rolling wheels, so that even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he has watched a freight train passing.

A book truly for the youngest child — and for every one of us who has been that child.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688117016
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/21/2003
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 89,532
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About 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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Freight Train 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
just-a-mom More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
123shannon More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This books is wonderful for preschool. It helps children learn about colors while entertaining them the thought of a train. It also tells where the train is going. 'Going through tunnels. Going by cities.' This book is really enjoyable but i didn't think that it was great enough to recieve the caldecott honor award, but it did. Crews, Donald. FREIGHT TRAIN. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1978.
Anonymous 5 months ago
my son loved this as a book years ago. Now have a nephew and this book with the music it plays is great for little ones It may be short but love the music with the pictures
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible book. An adjective followed by a noun on every page makes for a very short read. My 1 year old son usually loves it when I read to him, but with this book he can care less. That's probably because it takes less than a minute to read the 20 or so words in the book and there is no rhyme or rhythm to it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth it my sons were not interested in the music and well the narrator didnt hold their attention.
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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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
few words, great illustrations, good rhythm. my grandsons love this!
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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TeacherBarb More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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