Freight Train

Publisher: 
Mulberry Books
Illustrator: 
Donald Crews
ISBN: 
0688117015
Publication Date: 
1992 (1978)
List Price: 
$3.95
Format: 
paperback
Short Review: 
Follow a brightly colored train as it steams through tunnels, by cities and over bridges.
Long Review: 

First there is an empty track running along the bottom of the page, then there is a train stopping just long enough for young readers to triumphantly call out the bold, bright colors of the different railroad cars. Then, the rainbow-colored train is on the move - steaming through tunnels and cities, in darkness and in daylight - going, going...gone. With a deceptively simple text, bold lines, and bright colors, Crews has created a picture book full of energy and excitement. Crews, a graphic artist by training, brings a strong sense of line, color and space to subjects of perennial appeal to toddlers - colors and trains. Crews won a Caldecott Honor for this classic picture book.
 

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Reviewer: 
Lauren Mayer
Rating: 
5
Awards: 
caldecotthonor

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