Steam Train, Dream Train 1-2-3 by Sherri Duskey RinkerI found this book very unique as it isnt set up as most counting books, as it doesnt quantify every object in the text but sets up the illustrations so different items can be counted in different orders and amounts. You could count the train cars, the different animals on each page, or the different items boarded onto the train. It also shows illustrations of certain objects being sorted by color or type which is another thing you could point out when reading to a child. I thought the art style seemed more like a classic picture book style, drawn beautifully and found it very pleasing to the eye.
Sherri Duskey Rinker
Little train enthusiasts will love counting from one to ten along with the dreamy train cars! Vivid colors and cozy rhyming text make the purple engine, orange well car, pink boxcar, blue tanker car and more a rich experience for the smallest readers! Young children will love the reading giraffes, neatly tucked into bed aboard a flatbed car and the hopping, bouncing rabbits jumping jubilantly aboard a second flatbed. This train has more than flatbeds. How about an autorack? Oddly, the colors are not primary or secondary colors, but a combination of common and unusual colors for beginners.
Told in simple words from a little boy's point of view, this spot-on picture book celebrates a child's world of adventure and love of transportation vehicles. In simple, powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the rolling wheels of that childhood favorite: a train. This Calecott Honor Book features bright colors and bold shapes. Even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he or she has watched a freight train passing after reading Freight Train. Donald Crews used childhood memories of trains seen during his travels to his grandparents' farm in the American South as the inspiration for this timeless favorite. Account Options Sign in.