Hello, freight train!

Marjorie Blain Parker, 1960-

Book - 2005

A pup and his father enjoy watching a freight train go by.

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Series
Scholastic reader.
Subjects
Genres
Stories in rhyme
Readers (Publications)
Published
New York : Scholastic c2005.
Language
English
Item Description
"Cartwheel Books."
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN
0439598915
1415579660
0606332790
9780439598910
Main Author
Marjorie Blain Parker, 1960- (-)
Other Authors
Bob Kolar (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

PreS-K. "Lights flash and bells ring. Down, down goes the gate. Here comes the freight train. We watch as we wait." In this Scholastic Reader, a puppy in jeans waits for a train to pass, while his father points out the passing cars: "Tank cars for gas. Tank cars for oil. Refrigerator cars where food won't spoil." A few train terms (piggyback car) will challenge some children, but the subject in the bold-printed words usually becomes clear in the appealing illustrations, with flat colors and crisp shapes that give the appearance of computer-generated art. Expressive portraits of the smiling, blue locomotive will easily appeal to new readers or to young listeners who are passionate about things that go. ((Reviewed May 15, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

As the freight train rolls passed him, a young boy delights in looking at all the cars, such as the refrigerator cars, tank cars, and boxcars, being pulled by the strong engine leading the way to its far-off destination. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

As the freight train rolls past him, a young boy delights in looking at all the cars, such as the refrigerator cars, tank cars, and boxcars, being pulled by the strong engine leading the way to its far-off destination.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Children will learn about the different cars of a freight train as it whizzes by in this beginning reader!In the third of three Scholastic Reader titles introducing children to different vehicles, children watch a freight train pass by, car by car. First comes the engine, bold and strong, and then come a flat car, a boxcar, cars with chickens and hogs, tank cars, refrigerator cars, and more! Simple rhyming text describes the function of each car, and colorful illustrations bring them to life!

Review by Publisher Summary 4

In the third of three Scholastic Reader titles introducing children to different vehicles, children watch a freight train pass by, car by car. First comes the engine, bold and strong, and then come a flat car, a boxcar, cars with chickens and hogs, tank cars, refrigerator cars, and more! Simple rhyming text describes the function of each car, and colorful illustrations bring them to life!