Red caboose at the back, orange tank car, green cattle car, purple box car, black tender and a black steam engine . . . freight train. 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. 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. 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.
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I'm an early intervention teacher and this book is one of the favorites for my kids. Trains tend to be pretty popular for this age, so there is interest from the start. I like how it brings in concepts such as color, speed ("fast!"), location (in/out) and even disappearance (gone! At the end) into the book. The pictures are bright and engaging and my kids usually won't stand for a single look through... Its at least two to three times at least! - Quilting Bear