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Alphabet Trains

Alphabet Trains (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Vamos, Samantha R.
By O'Rourke, Ryan

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All aboard for a train ride through the alphabet! Whether chug-chug-chugging up a mountainside in an Incline train or zipping at super speed in a Bullet train, trains will get you where you need to be--A to Z! There is a train--some familiar and some unusual--for every letter of ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781580895934
Barcode 9781580895934
Published 20 May 2019 by Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781580895934
ISBN-10 158089593X
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
Imprint Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
Publication Date 20 May 2019
International Publication Date 4 June 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Vamos, Samantha R.
By O'Rourke, Ryan
Category Picture Books / Young Children's books
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 254mm
Height: 178mm
Weight 368g
Interest Age 3-7 years
Reading Age 3-7 years
NBS Text Pre-school & Early Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

All aboard for a train ride through the alphabet! Whether chug-chug-chugging up a mountainside in an Incline train or zipping at super speed in a Bullet train, trains will get you where you need to be--A to Z! There is a train--some familiar and some unusual--for every letter of the alphabet. Trains are used all over the world for carrying people and cargo from place to place. With a bouncy rhyming text, and clever illustrations full of visual cues, young readers will love learning all about trains. A companion to the Children's Book Award nominated Alphabet Trucks! - CCBC Choices 2016: Annual best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Children's Book Center.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A cheerful rhyming text and painterly illustrations created in Adobe Photoshop offer young readers a different train for each letter of the alphabet. The simple text is straightforward without letting the rhyme become cloying: G is for Glacier Express, /a scenic, alpine glide./H is for Hurricane Turn./Wave a flag to catch a ride. Each train is featured on its own page, allowing the page turns to reveal the next type of train. A spread ends the book by giving factual information for each of the trains depicted, further enhancing the book's appeal to train enthusiasts. VERDICT Pair this with Donald Crews's Freight Train (Greenwillow,1978) and Margaret Wise Brown's Two Little Trains (HarperCollins, 2001) illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, for a high-speed storytime. -School Library Journal In a companion to 2013's Alphabet Trucks, Vamos and O'Rourke introduce 26 trains as they proceed from A to Z. They make room for general categories like bullet trains and coal trains, as well as location-specific conveyances--like the Xplorer of New South Wales, Australia, and the Q train of New York City's subway system, taking care of a couple tricky letters in the process. Vamos's rhymes are as sturdy as the trains she discusses ( I is for incline train, / a steep, uphill track./ J is for Jupiter, / with a wide balloon stack ), while O'Rourke sneaks numerous upper-and lower-case letters into his cheerful digital illustrations, which all but beg to be pointed out by kids as the pages turn. -Publishers Weekly
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Samantha R. Vamos is the author of The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred, a Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor Book; Alphabet Truck; Alphabet Trains; Alphabet Boats; and Before You Were Here, Mi Amor. Samantha lives near San Francisco.

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