A rhyming alphabet book featuring 16 US trains and 10 trains from around the world. Back matter with facts about each of the 26 trains.
Colorful art includes upper and lowercase alphabet letters in the illustrations.
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“Vamos’s rhymes are as sturdy as the trains she discusses while O’Rourke sneaks numerous upper- and lower-case letters into his cheerful digital illustrations, which all but beg to be pointed out by kids as the pages turn.” — Publisher’s Weekly
"A cheerful rhyming text and painterly illustrations . . . offer young readers a different train for each letter of the alphabet. The simple text is straightforward . . “G is for Glacier Express, /a scenic, alpine glide. / H is for Hurricane Turn. /Wave a flag to catch a ride.” Each train is featured on its own page . . A spread ends the book by giving factual information for each of the trains depicted, further enhancing the book’s appeal to train enthusiasts. VERDICT Pair this with Donald Crews’s Freight Train (Greenwillow, 1978) and Margaret Wise Brown’s Two Little Trains (HarperCollins, 2001) illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, for a high-speed storytime.” — School Library Journal
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