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Freight train /

by Crews, Donald.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: [Motheread]: Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperFestival, [1978]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 13 x 16 cm.ISBN: 0688149006; 9780688149000.Subject(s): Railroad trains -- Juvenile fiction | Color -- Juvenile fiction | Board books -- Juvenile fiction | Railroads -- Trains -- Pictorial works | Color | Picture books | Fiction | Juvenile works | Board books | Picture books for childrenSummary: Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Red caboose at the back, orange tank car, green cattle car, purple box car, black tender and a black steam engine . . . freight train.</p> <p>In simple, powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the rolling wheels of that childhood favorite: a train. This board book features sturdy pages and is just the right size for little hands.</p> <p>This Calecott Honor Book features bright colors and bold shapes. Even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he or she has watched a freight train passing after reading Freight Train.</p> <p>Donald Crews used childhood memories of trains seen during his travels to his grandparents' farm in the American South as the inspiration for this timeless favorite.</p>

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Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.

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Horn Book Review

The sense of 'train-ness' captured in the original picture book is somewhat diminished because of the significantly smaller size of the board book. Otherwise, all the elements that made the first edition superb -- the pacing, the clear concepts, the strong graphics -- remain. From HORN BOOK 1996, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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