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Down by the Station ➸ [Reading] ➺ Down by the Station By Will Hillenbrand ➭ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Join Will Hillenbrand's group of mischievous, playful, and sleepy baby animals on their way to the children's zoo You'd better hurry, though they can't be late to greet the first busload of childre Join Will Hillenbrand's group of mischievous, playful, and sleepy baby animals on their way to the children's zoo You'd better hurry, thoughthey can't be late to greet the first busload of children!.

  • Paperback
  • 40 pages
  • Down by the Station
  • Will Hillenbrand
  • English
  • 05 April 2019
  • 9780152167905

About the Author: Will Hillenbrand

Will Hillenbrand is an American children's book author and illustrator who has worked on over seventy books for young people Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was influenced by the stories he heard in his father's barbershop growing up After taking a class in picture book art while in art school, he decided to pursue a career in children's literature, combining his love of storytelling with his lov.



10 thoughts on “Down by the Station

  1. Christine Christine says:

    I picked this up at a used bookstore since it remember the song from my own childhood -- it's another fun song/story my son has really enjoyed!

  2. J J says:

    Read it to some toddlers. They toddled more than they paid attention to this book, even though it's a fun, charming book. Oh well.

  3. Amy Amy says:

    This book takes a children's song and extends it, by having the train go through the zoo, picking up baby animals along the way.
    Elements of mystery and danger are added, as well as the pleasure of repetition. My expectations were low going into this; I was very pleasantly surprised.

  4. Mama Bibliosoph Mama Bibliosoph says:

    I think Luke, who is obsessed with trains, has watched a dozen versions of this song on various YouTube Kids channels. So when I saw this book at the library, I snatched it quickly.

    Hillenbrand's interpretation is a children's zoo train. The engineer makes stops along the way to the zoo and picks up the baby animals from their parents. As each baby animal boards, the new animal's sound is added to the cumulative Puff, puff / Toot, toot! refrain. Luke loves participating in this part the best, and touches his finger to each line as he makes the sounds. For kids with expressive language delays, this is ripe for participation; animal sounds are easier to approximate.

    I love how the lyrics use the proper name of each animal's offspring. (i.e., It's not a baby seal, but a pup.) There's also a built-in opportunity to practice responding to, What happens next? since there is a clue about the next animal on its preceding page. Finally, kids will enjoy an exciting moment depicted in the illustrations in which two of the baby animals must be rescued from a circle of hungry alligators.


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    I review books for children from the perspective of a parent of kids with autism. The review above is part of a longer post on books about singalong books: https://www.lineupthebooks.com/40-sin...

  5. Frogs Frogs says:

    Our music teacher read this with our twos to help them learn the concepts of play and rest in music and they had a blast taking turns, conducting the class when to play their instruments and when to rest them. Can't wait to get my own copy and read it with them to help them remember what they learned.

  6. Abigail Mayeske Abigail Mayeske says:

    This book was good and the animals getting on the train would be a good way to make the story come to life. I did not think the overall story was very engaging but I do think with props and maybe teach the students sound effects to go along with the story, this book would be very engaging to a young audience.

  7. Andrew Oh Andrew Oh says:

    Great for toddlers especially if you sing the tune, though they may not last through all 8 verses. The illustrations were great and can be a story on its own. As they pick up one more baby animal, the song adds another sound/line.

  8. Avante& Avante& says:

    This book is cute. Children can learn about the different types of animals, the different types of transportation we have in the world. This book has alot of repition of sounds and rhyming. This would be a perfect book to read to children, because what child doesnt like a good rhyming book.

  9. Pam Pam says:

    Clever illustrations update this older song.

  10. Tommy Schlosser Tommy Schlosser says:

    Maybe I don't remember the tune as well as I would have liked, but I didn't feel like some of the additional verses flowed very well with the tune.

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10 thoughts on “Down by the Station

  1. Christine Christine says:

    I picked this up at a used bookstore since it remember the song from my own childhood -- it's another fun song/story my son has really enjoyed!

  2. J J says:

    Read it to some toddlers. They toddled more than they paid attention to this book, even though it's a fun, charming book. Oh well.

  3. Amy Amy says:

    This book takes a children's song and extends it, by having the train go through the zoo, picking up baby animals along the way.
    Elements of mystery and danger are added, as well as the pleasure of repetition. My expectations were low going into this; I was very pleasantly surprised.

  4. Mama Bibliosoph Mama Bibliosoph says:

    I think Luke, who is obsessed with trains, has watched a dozen versions of this song on various YouTube Kids channels. So when I saw this book at the library, I snatched it quickly.

    Hillenbrand's interpretation is a children's zoo train. The engineer makes stops along the way to the zoo and picks up the baby animals from their parents. As each baby animal boards, the new animal's sound is added to the cumulative Puff, puff / Toot, toot! refrain. Luke loves participating in this part the best, and touches his finger to each line as he makes the sounds. For kids with expressive language delays, this is ripe for participation; animal sounds are easier to approximate.

    I love how the lyrics use the proper name of each animal's offspring. (i.e., It's not a baby seal, but a pup.) There's also a built-in opportunity to practice responding to, What happens next? since there is a clue about the next animal on its preceding page. Finally, kids will enjoy an exciting moment depicted in the illustrations in which two of the baby animals must be rescued from a circle of hungry alligators.


    ---
    I review books for children from the perspective of a parent of kids with autism. The review above is part of a longer post on books about singalong books: https://www.lineupthebooks.com/40-sin...

  5. Frogs Frogs says:

    Our music teacher read this with our twos to help them learn the concepts of play and rest in music and they had a blast taking turns, conducting the class when to play their instruments and when to rest them. Can't wait to get my own copy and read it with them to help them remember what they learned.

  6. Abigail Mayeske Abigail Mayeske says:

    This book was good and the animals getting on the train would be a good way to make the story come to life. I did not think the overall story was very engaging but I do think with props and maybe teach the students sound effects to go along with the story, this book would be very engaging to a young audience.

  7. Andrew Oh Andrew Oh says:

    Great for toddlers especially if you sing the tune, though they may not last through all 8 verses. The illustrations were great and can be a story on its own. As they pick up one more baby animal, the song adds another sound/line.

  8. Avante& Avante& says:

    This book is cute. Children can learn about the different types of animals, the different types of transportation we have in the world. This book has alot of repition of sounds and rhyming. This would be a perfect book to read to children, because what child doesnt like a good rhyming book.

  9. Pam Pam says:

    Clever illustrations update this older song.

  10. Tommy Schlosser Tommy Schlosser says:

    Maybe I don't remember the tune as well as I would have liked, but I didn't feel like some of the additional verses flowed very well with the tune.

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