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Freight Train (Hardcover)

Author:  Donald Crews Illustrator:  Donald Crews
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0688149006
ISBN-13: 9780688149000
Sku: 30125588
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 5.5H x 6L x 0.5T
Pages:  26
Age Range:  6 to 7
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The train rolls along slowly at first, slowly enough to count the cars, to name their colors, and identify their functions, until it starts to pick up speed *Author: Crews, Donald *Publication Date: 1996/09/01 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: Preschool *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 5.50
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The train rolls along slowly at first, slowly enough to count the cars, to name their colors, and identify their functions, until it starts to pick up speed
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This simple book introduces young readers to colors and to the proper names of types of train cars. The book begins with the words "A train runs across this track," and an illustration depicting an empty set of train tracks. Boldly colored illustrations then show a red caboose, an orange tank car, a yellow hopper car, a green cattle car, a blue gondola car, a purple box car, and a black tender car--all of which are attached to a black steam engine. At first, the train is stationary, but as the text progresses, the train picks up steam as it travels through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles. The book then comes full circle, once again showing an empty set of tracks, this time with only a whiff of smoke as a reminder of the train that quickly passed over them. Combining two popular children's book subjects (trains and color identification), FREIGHT TRAIN was inspired by the author's childhood fascination with freight trains and is a 1979 Caldecott Honor Book.
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Donald Crews
Donald Crews attended Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. His first book, WE READ: A TO Z, was published in 1967. He often places the names of family members in his illustrations and works personal messages into his art. He is married to author and illustrator Ann Jonas. They have two daughters, one of whom, Nina Crews, is also a picture-book author and illustrator.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   02
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0026
Product attributePublisher:   Greenwillow Books
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