it at your
local independent retailer, Barnes
and Noble, or Amazon.
the Critics Say:
"outstanding literature, lending [itself] to many classroom
applications. . .This engaging picture book effectively shows
how specific words are a joy to both the ear and the imagination."
trainiacs will definitely 'jingle the brass'...at this lingo-heavy
trip into railroading's past." -- Kirkus Reviews
pictures and the text match beautifully." -- School
"Readers will undoubtedly demand a return trip very soon."
-- Publishers Weekly
"Kids will come away with an appreciation for this bygone
mode of transport and the colorful vocabulary used to describe
it. Chesworth's watercolor and colored pencil illustrations...have
an inviting, kid-friendly quality. As number 417 streaks across
the pages, readers will practically feel the wind blowing and
hear the brass jingling." -- The Horn Book
"Train-loving children will pore over the details in the
lively line-and-watercolor illustrations.Good
fun for locomotive fans." –- Booklist
to Patricia Newman on her great accomplishment." -- Maria
Shriver, First Lady of California