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Freight Train Reissue Edition
Contributor(s): Crews, Donald
ISBN: 0688117015     ISBN-13: 9780688117016
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: September 1992
Annotation: Cars are convenient; planes are fast; buses are cheap; but not one of these conveyances holds a candle to a train--and Donald Crews proves it in this "color concept book of outstanding quality" (Boston Globe). The train moves slowly at first, then it picks up speed, zooming across the page in a majestic blur of color, speed, and sound. Full color.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Railroads; Trains; Fiction.
Color; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Colors
- Juvenile Fiction | Transportation
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: BL 99732001
Academic/Grade Level: Toddlers, Ages 2-4
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.75" H x 8.00" W x 0.25" (0.15 lbs)
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q04217
Reading Level: 1.5   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
"Clear bright illustrations show all the cars of a train bringing the reader the excitement of movement through day and night, country and city."--Booklist.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2004 Spring)
In this bilingual edition, Crews's clean design leaves plenty of room for the addition of well-translated Spanish phrases alongside the original English. The result is right on track, with the Spanish text looking as if it were always there. Copyright 2004 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2001 Fall)
Half of the pages in this board book slide open to reveal the contents of some of the cars in Donald Crews's well-known Freight Train--a load of books and toys in the purple box car, the train crew in the caboose, etc. Unfortunately, the movable parts are not sturdy enough, and board book readers will soon destroy the delicate engineering. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1992 October #1)
Presented in blocks of brilliant colors, the multihued train in this Caldecott Honor book undertakes a dazzling journey before disappearing from the final page. Ages 2-up. (Sept.) Copyright 1992 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2001 February #3)
In Donald Crews's Inside Freight Train, a board book based on the Caldecott Honor book Freight Train, children can slide open the doors of each train car. Inside, the pages explain what usually travels on a freight train, "like toys and books,/... / apples and peaches and pears/ cold and fresh." This twist on an old favorite is sure to be a hit. ( Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2003 December)
PreS-Gr 2-This simple but stylish Spanish translation of Crews's 1979 Caldecott Honor Book retains its freshness and child appeal. A multicolored freight train comes down the track. Each car is named from the back forward, with its appropriate color: red caboose, orange tank car, yellow hopper car, etc., until the black engine is reached. The train moves faster, through cities, tunnels, night and day, faster and faster until it is gone. The clear, graphic art illustrations convey utility and, as the train goes faster and the illustrations blur, the very essence of speed. As strong in the bilingual edition as it is in its English-only original, this is ideal for introducing trains, colors, and the concept of fast and slow to preschool and early elementary students, and perfect for ELL programs. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.