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"From the duo who brought you What Can a Crane Pick Up? (2012) comes another captivating machine story for youngsters. The infectious trainlike rhythm of the verses follows cheery locomotives, their cargo, and passengers on a long journey. The train cars snake through landscapes and glide past exciting sights, while the text is punctuated by a freight car’s worth of catchy train sounds:

“A warning! CLANG, CLANG /
as the train scoots along. /
in its rumbling song.”

Though some of the terms might be a little tricky for the littlest train fans to grasp, the friendly and cartoonish illustrations of smiley trains and passengers, along with some vocabulary guidance from a grown-up, will rope them in. The chugga-chugga beat and appealing anthropomorphized trains will charm young train-lovers in this
entertaining title that’s a perfect fit for storytime."

“[This will appeal to] all kids who love fun words and rhyme, and especially kids fascinated with transportation. The text is fun but also quite beautiful, and the sound effects are great! A wonderful read-aloud choice.”

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