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Kids love trains, and Kevin Lewis and illustrator Daniel Kirk's Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo will do nothing but encourage the obsession. "Sun's up! / Morning's here. / Up and at 'em, / engineer," cheerfully begins this rhyming picture book. As the simple large-lettered text chugs along, Daniel Kirk brings a child's playroom and train set to life with bold, bright illustrations reminiscent of his work in Bigger. In the course of the book, the toys bustle about to make sure the steam engine is loaded up with freight and finds its way (through the country, 'round the mountains, into tunnels, and across the river) to its destination--the city. There the "sleepy-sleepy choo-choo" rests, right next to a tired little boy, until the next day's work begins: "To theroundhouse/ you are bound. / Good night, engine, / safe and sound." (Baby to preschool)
ISBN: 9780786807604
Branch Call Number: BOARD BOOK LEW


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Tag along with a little boy and his steam engine as they "chugga-chugga choo-choo" to the city on a very busy day.

A toy train loads up and heads for the city in this rhyming book.

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JCLBeckyC Jan 29, 2019

Fun book for interactive storytimes with young kids. The repetition encourages kids to join in with a, "whoooooooo! whoooooooo!" on each page. I like to egg them on to get louder and louder as the book progresses, then, finally, when it's time for Train to go night-night see if they can whisper "whoooooooo! whoooooooo!"

LookSeeTry Feb 15, 2015

This is a cute book with lively illustrations that allow you to extend the book by counting the penguins or naming things. The only reason I don't give it a 5 is that nothing really happens. It is just a catchy rhyme.

Jun 10, 2012

My 17 month old carries this book around asking anyone who might read it to him, "choo choo?" As soon as one person reads -it, he asks for it again. He can't get enough of it. He gets so excited abotu the "puppy" who pops up about halfway through the book. First book he's done this with. Returned it - and he tore every book off his shelf, crying "choo choo!"

librarylin19 Mar 17, 2011

Both my sons were into trains and loved this - I've read it so many times I know it by heart. Great read aloud for a group - get them to do the train whistle sound. They also like how it's loud at first, then gets quieter until the end when it's time for bed.

Jul 27, 2009

Great book for a 1 year old who loves trains..the quick text makes the store move along..and the whooo whoo makes for fun sounding reading!!

Dec 21, 2008

2 sentences/page, easy read for young ones.
Possibly 15 pages.

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