Board Book ð Freight Train Kindle Þ

Board Book ð Freight Train Kindle Þ

Freight Train ❮Epub❯ ➞ Freight Train ➝ Author Donald Crews – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Red caboose at the back, orange tank car, green cattle car, purple box car, black tender and a black steam engine freight trainIn simple, powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes Red caboose at the back, orange tank car, green cattle car, purple box car, black tender and a black steam engine Freight TrainIn simple, powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the rolling wheels of that childhood favorite a train This board book features sturdy pages and is just the right size for little handsThis 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 TrainDonald 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.


About the Author: Donald Crews

Donald Crews born August , is an American illustrator and writer of children s picture books In , the American Library Association ALA honored him with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, recognizing his lasting contribution to children s literature Common subjects of his include modern technology especially travel vehicles , and childhood memories His stories often include few humansTwo of his works were runners up, or Caldecott Honor Books, for the ALA s annual award for picture book illustration, the Caldecott MedalDonald Crews was born in Newark, New Jersey, in He had an older brother, Asa who became Beth Israel Hospital s first African American intern, and two sisters His mother worked as a seamstress, and his father worked at the railroad, and several other odd jobs For the summers he would travel down to rural Florida to stay with his grandmother, who he called Bigmama The difference between the big city and the farm caused him to create two, massively different types of art later on in his lifeFrom a young age, his talent for drawing was encouraged by his family and his teachers When he got into high school, one of his teachers became a mentor to him, and personally made sure that he got into art schoolHe graduated from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, and married another graduate, graphic artist Ann JonasCrews was drafted into the army in , and sent to Frankfurt, Germany Their first daughter, Nina was born in Germany, and their second was born a year later in New York Nina is also an award winning children s book authorWhile in Germany, he worked on several pieces for his portfolio, including the book We Read A to Z After several suggestions from friends, he submitted it, and it was published by Harper Row now HarperCollins The book relied on abstract ideas, rather than the clich s that were usually associated with ABC books One classic example is the entry for the letter C Cc, corner where the yellow is is illustrated with a yellow square in the far corner of a red page in the bookHe created several other books over the next few years, but it was s Freight Train that won him a Caldecott Honor and the respect of other artists in the field He won another Caldecott Honor the next year for Truck Several other transportation themed books followed, such as School Bus , Flying , and Sail Away His memories from his summers in Florida first appeared in Bigmama s and later in Shortcut These stories are vastly different from his previous works, in that they focus on humans, and tell alinear storyCrews and his wife currently live in the state of New York in an old, restored farmhouse overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains.



10 thoughts on “Freight Train

  1. Calista Calista says:

    A very beginning book This one is for kids just able to pay attention to stories It would make a good board book It is bright and quick and easy to follow It goes over colors and the parts of a train The scene is the train track.This was way to young for the kids They did think the train with its blurred colors was cool, but otherwise, it was way too young for them The nephew could read a few words It was a good book for him to try and read He gave it 1 star trains are boring, and the A very beginning book This one is for kids just able to pay attention to stories It would make a good board book It is bright and quick and easy to follow It goes over colors and the parts of a train The scene is the train track.This was way to young for the kids They did think the train with its blurred colors was cool, but otherwise, it was way too young for them The nephew could read a few words It was a good book for him to try and read He gave it 1 star trains are boring, and the niece gave it 1 star, this was way beneath her.The artwork was very interesting and I can see why it got nominated Also, it felt timeless and it was not dated to the 70s, I thought


  2. Josiah Josiah says:

    With forceful economy of words, Donald Crews introduces us to the train less track, clearly missing its soul But the cars soon come chugging along a red caboose, orange tank car, yellow hopper car, green cattle car, blue gondola car, purple box car, and a black tender tugged by an ebony engine billowing thick steam The eight cars are a majestic machine in motion, but we ve yet to see it at its most awesome The train morphs into a rainbow blur as it picks up velocity, hurtling down the tracks With forceful economy of words, Donald Crews introduces us to the train less track, clearly missing its soul But the cars soon come chugging along a red caboose, orange tank car, yellow hopper car, green cattle car, blue gondola car, purple box car, and a black tender tugged by an ebony engine billowing thick steam The eight cars are a majestic machine in motion, but we ve yet to see it at its most awesome The train morphs into a rainbow blur as it picks up velocity, hurtling down the tracks Through mountain tunnels it races, past sky high cities that contain nothing stronger than the old fashioned iron horse, over trestles bridging canyons hundreds of feet deep The train is in its element wherever tracks can go, certain to deliver its cargo where promised The cars vanish from our sight as they plow onward toward their destination, the same route taken by engineers for years and years There s nothing like the atavistic power of a freight train going about its business Donald Crews writes well, but his artwork is a phenomenon The steam pouring up out of the engine car is a wonder to behold, and the blurry train at maximum speed is evenastonishing It s a treat for the eyes, as fresh as the illustrations in any picture book I can readily think of Through the tunnel or dark of night, the blur takes on new visual dimensions, and it s impressive I would rate Freight Train higher than one and a half stars if the story hadsubstance, but as it is, this a color show that preschoolers who love trains shouldn t miss You can count on Donald Crews for artistic performances that will tarry in your imagination


  3. Jamie Jamie says:

    A fun book for really young children 3 or under Very simple, no real plot but lots of fun sound effects you can make and very colorful illustrations of the train can be used as a way of color recognition even the younger children seemed bored of this one fairly quickly 2.5 stars.


  4. midnightfaerie midnightfaerie says:

    A wonderful book about trains that I m glad I picked up A Caldecott Honor book, it is one of our favorite train books we ve read Bright colorful train cars kept my preschoolers riveted, as well as the different scenery, such as the bridges and tunnels the trains go through Also, a nice and unusual touch were the pages with the train moving The illustrations showed the cars as blurred so it looked like a big rainbow moving along My twins loved that We just picked it up from the library, and A wonderful book about trains that I m glad I picked up A Caldecott Honor book, it is one of our favorite train books we ve read Bright colorful train cars kept my preschoolers riveted, as well as the different scenery, such as the bridges and tunnels the trains go through Also, a nice and unusual touch were the pages with the train moving The illustrations showed the cars as blurred so it looked like a big rainbow moving along My twins loved that We just picked it up from the library, and already we ve read it several times Too easy for a level 1 reader, but a great read out loud book


  5. Anna Anna says:

    Beautiful illustrations and a short and sweet text.


  6. Heidi-Marie Heidi-Marie says:

    Well, the colors are vibrant in the book And it s a good way to teach the scale whatever it s called Very simple Could be used with beginning readers Especially for the car train lovers out there.3 24 11 This was wonderful I wanted to have a book focusing on colors So I thought how to do this and came up with a brilliant so say I idea I cut rectangles out of construction paper using colors represented in the book I taped them up around the room Then I cut out wheels in the colors t Well, the colors are vibrant in the book And it s a good way to teach the scale whatever it s called Very simple Could be used with beginning readers Especially for the car train lovers out there.3 24 11 This was wonderful I wanted to have a book focusing on colors So I thought how to do this and came up with a brilliant so say I idea I cut rectangles out of construction paper using colors represented in the book I taped them up around the room Then I cut out wheels in the colors two wheels for each train car I cut out thin rectangles from brown paper for the track So as I began the book and I used our BIG book for this , I taped the brown track on my white board Then as each train car was introduced, I taped up the corresponding wheels With each color that we worked with, I had the kids look around the room to find the matching color It also works having them look around at each other and see if anyone is wearing that color With each page turn, we chugged our arms and legs and made choo choo sounds We got faster and faster with each color It geared them up for the end Very fun Though I did note that in the first group they were SO rowdy I wondered if it was because I stood as I put the wheels on the track So for the second group I stayed seated and they were MUCH calmer.11 19 18 SS and SD discovered that I had added the big book version of this to our home collection And we read aloud to pass the time while waiting for Daddy to come home SS seemed distracted by all other books around But SD really liked this one


  7. Karen Karen says:

    My son told me a story about a train book that he was reading to a dinosaur that turned into a robot Freight Train was the train book Our copy is an English Spanish edition I bought this edition because the text is so simple it seemed a great way to introduce my son to a language besides English I ve done this with a couple of other books e.g., Goodnight Moon , and it s been pretty successful.Freight Train does have very simple text The text is also large and easy to read My son can t yet My son told me a story about a train book that he was reading to a dinosaur that turned into a robot Freight Train was the train book Our copy is an English Spanish edition I bought this edition because the text is so simple it seemed a great way to introduce my son to a language besides English I ve done this with a couple of other books e.g., Goodnight Moon , and it s been pretty successful.Freight Train does have very simple text The text is also large and easy to read My son can t yet read, but he can recognize some words, so when he was reading this story to the dinosaur from another book , he was doing a pretty good job Gateway books books that transform children from active listeners to readers are vital in developing young readers I m pleased that Freight Train is a gateway book for my little boy because, although the text is simple, it is not dull.The illustrations in Freight Train are beautiful, bold, colorful and perfect The train is clearly a train Each car can easily be distinguished from the next, but without being overly detailed The two page spread where the train crosses a trestle is a gorgeous study in geometry


  8. Riley Riley says:

    This picture is very simple, and very accessible to children I believe that this would beappropriate for pre k and kindergarten students, as the highlight of the book is the colors of the train Additionally, the illustrations highlight different views of color in the light, and different perspectives as the train moves quickly or slowly The illustrations overflow the page so that the reader is completely engrossed, and the stark background highlights the bright colors of every moving pi This picture is very simple, and very accessible to children I believe that this would beappropriate for pre k and kindergarten students, as the highlight of the book is the colors of the train Additionally, the illustrations highlight different views of color in the light, and different perspectives as the train moves quickly or slowly The illustrations overflow the page so that the reader is completely engrossed, and the stark background highlights the bright colors of every moving piece The words are simple, and don t take up too much space on the page therefore, the reader is truly focused solely on the train itself This would be good for teaching colors to younger kids I could also see a practical use in teaching shades of colors in an art class with this book as well.This book can be found in the local library as a Caldecott Honor recipient


  9. Becky Becky says:

    First sentence A train runs across this track Red caboose at the back Orange tank car next Yellow hopper car Premise plot Freight Train is a concept book teaching colors, a train themed concept book teaching colors It received a Caldecott Honor in 1979, I believe If I had to guess the most memorized picture book ever, I bet it would be Freight Train or Goodnight Moon What do you think it would be My thoughts What s not to love about this children s classic It wasn t the first train b First sentence A train runs across this track Red caboose at the back Orange tank car next Yellow hopper car Premise plot Freight Train is a concept book teaching colors, a train themed concept book teaching colors It received a Caldecott Honor in 1979, I believe If I had to guess the most memorized picture book ever, I bet it would be Freight Train or Goodnight Moon What do you think it would be My thoughts What s not to love about this children s classic It wasn t the first train book, it certainly won t be the last What is it about kids and trains Text 4 out of 5Illustrations 4 out of 5Total 8 out of 10


  10. Westminster Library Westminster Library says:

    This is a simple book about a freight train that contains simple text, bright colors and an object that generations of children find fascinating trains The book itself can be used in a variety of themed storytimes, as it encompasses colors and movement just to name a few themes.Find Freight Train at the Westminster Public Library This is a simple book about a freight train that contains simple text, bright colors and an object that generations of children find fascinating trains The book itself can be used in a variety of themed storytimes, as it encompasses colors and movement just to name a few themes.Find Freight Train at the Westminster Public Library


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10 thoughts on “Freight Train

  1. Calista Calista says:

    A very beginning book This one is for kids just able to pay attention to stories It would make a good board book It is bright and quick and easy to follow It goes over colors and the parts of a train The scene is the train track.This was way to young for the kids They did think the train with its blurred colors was cool, but otherwise, it was way too young for them The nephew could read a few words It was a good book for him to try and read He gave it 1 star trains are boring, and the A very beginning book This one is for kids just able to pay attention to stories It would make a good board book It is bright and quick and easy to follow It goes over colors and the parts of a train The scene is the train track.This was way to young for the kids They did think the train with its blurred colors was cool, but otherwise, it was way too young for them The nephew could read a few words It was a good book for him to try and read He gave it 1 star trains are boring, and the niece gave it 1 star, this was way beneath her.The artwork was very interesting and I can see why it got nominated Also, it felt timeless and it was not dated to the 70s, I thought

  2. Josiah Josiah says:

    With forceful economy of words, Donald Crews introduces us to the train less track, clearly missing its soul But the cars soon come chugging along a red caboose, orange tank car, yellow hopper car, green cattle car, blue gondola car, purple box car, and a black tender tugged by an ebony engine billowing thick steam The eight cars are a majestic machine in motion, but we ve yet to see it at its most awesome The train morphs into a rainbow blur as it picks up velocity, hurtling down the tracks With forceful economy of words, Donald Crews introduces us to the train less track, clearly missing its soul But the cars soon come chugging along a red caboose, orange tank car, yellow hopper car, green cattle car, blue gondola car, purple box car, and a black tender tugged by an ebony engine billowing thick steam The eight cars are a majestic machine in motion, but we ve yet to see it at its most awesome The train morphs into a rainbow blur as it picks up velocity, hurtling down the tracks Through mountain tunnels it races, past sky high cities that contain nothing stronger than the old fashioned iron horse, over trestles bridging canyons hundreds of feet deep The train is in its element wherever tracks can go, certain to deliver its cargo where promised The cars vanish from our sight as they plow onward toward their destination, the same route taken by engineers for years and years There s nothing like the atavistic power of a freight train going about its business Donald Crews writes well, but his artwork is a phenomenon The steam pouring up out of the engine car is a wonder to behold, and the blurry train at maximum speed is evenastonishing It s a treat for the eyes, as fresh as the illustrations in any picture book I can readily think of Through the tunnel or dark of night, the blur takes on new visual dimensions, and it s impressive I would rate Freight Train higher than one and a half stars if the story hadsubstance, but as it is, this a color show that preschoolers who love trains shouldn t miss You can count on Donald Crews for artistic performances that will tarry in your imagination

  3. Jamie Jamie says:

    A fun book for really young children 3 or under Very simple, no real plot but lots of fun sound effects you can make and very colorful illustrations of the train can be used as a way of color recognition even the younger children seemed bored of this one fairly quickly 2.5 stars.

  4. midnightfaerie midnightfaerie says:

    A wonderful book about trains that I m glad I picked up A Caldecott Honor book, it is one of our favorite train books we ve read Bright colorful train cars kept my preschoolers riveted, as well as the different scenery, such as the bridges and tunnels the trains go through Also, a nice and unusual touch were the pages with the train moving The illustrations showed the cars as blurred so it looked like a big rainbow moving along My twins loved that We just picked it up from the library, and A wonderful book about trains that I m glad I picked up A Caldecott Honor book, it is one of our favorite train books we ve read Bright colorful train cars kept my preschoolers riveted, as well as the different scenery, such as the bridges and tunnels the trains go through Also, a nice and unusual touch were the pages with the train moving The illustrations showed the cars as blurred so it looked like a big rainbow moving along My twins loved that We just picked it up from the library, and already we ve read it several times Too easy for a level 1 reader, but a great read out loud book

  5. Anna Anna says:

    Beautiful illustrations and a short and sweet text.

  6. Heidi-Marie Heidi-Marie says:

    Well, the colors are vibrant in the book And it s a good way to teach the scale whatever it s called Very simple Could be used with beginning readers Especially for the car train lovers out there.3 24 11 This was wonderful I wanted to have a book focusing on colors So I thought how to do this and came up with a brilliant so say I idea I cut rectangles out of construction paper using colors represented in the book I taped them up around the room Then I cut out wheels in the colors t Well, the colors are vibrant in the book And it s a good way to teach the scale whatever it s called Very simple Could be used with beginning readers Especially for the car train lovers out there.3 24 11 This was wonderful I wanted to have a book focusing on colors So I thought how to do this and came up with a brilliant so say I idea I cut rectangles out of construction paper using colors represented in the book I taped them up around the room Then I cut out wheels in the colors two wheels for each train car I cut out thin rectangles from brown paper for the track So as I began the book and I used our BIG book for this , I taped the brown track on my white board Then as each train car was introduced, I taped up the corresponding wheels With each color that we worked with, I had the kids look around the room to find the matching color It also works having them look around at each other and see if anyone is wearing that color With each page turn, we chugged our arms and legs and made choo choo sounds We got faster and faster with each color It geared them up for the end Very fun Though I did note that in the first group they were SO rowdy I wondered if it was because I stood as I put the wheels on the track So for the second group I stayed seated and they were MUCH calmer.11 19 18 SS and SD discovered that I had added the big book version of this to our home collection And we read aloud to pass the time while waiting for Daddy to come home SS seemed distracted by all other books around But SD really liked this one

  7. Karen Karen says:

    My son told me a story about a train book that he was reading to a dinosaur that turned into a robot Freight Train was the train book Our copy is an English Spanish edition I bought this edition because the text is so simple it seemed a great way to introduce my son to a language besides English I ve done this with a couple of other books e.g., Goodnight Moon , and it s been pretty successful.Freight Train does have very simple text The text is also large and easy to read My son can t yet My son told me a story about a train book that he was reading to a dinosaur that turned into a robot Freight Train was the train book Our copy is an English Spanish edition I bought this edition because the text is so simple it seemed a great way to introduce my son to a language besides English I ve done this with a couple of other books e.g., Goodnight Moon , and it s been pretty successful.Freight Train does have very simple text The text is also large and easy to read My son can t yet read, but he can recognize some words, so when he was reading this story to the dinosaur from another book , he was doing a pretty good job Gateway books books that transform children from active listeners to readers are vital in developing young readers I m pleased that Freight Train is a gateway book for my little boy because, although the text is simple, it is not dull.The illustrations in Freight Train are beautiful, bold, colorful and perfect The train is clearly a train Each car can easily be distinguished from the next, but without being overly detailed The two page spread where the train crosses a trestle is a gorgeous study in geometry

  8. Riley Riley says:

    This picture is very simple, and very accessible to children I believe that this would beappropriate for pre k and kindergarten students, as the highlight of the book is the colors of the train Additionally, the illustrations highlight different views of color in the light, and different perspectives as the train moves quickly or slowly The illustrations overflow the page so that the reader is completely engrossed, and the stark background highlights the bright colors of every moving pi This picture is very simple, and very accessible to children I believe that this would beappropriate for pre k and kindergarten students, as the highlight of the book is the colors of the train Additionally, the illustrations highlight different views of color in the light, and different perspectives as the train moves quickly or slowly The illustrations overflow the page so that the reader is completely engrossed, and the stark background highlights the bright colors of every moving piece The words are simple, and don t take up too much space on the page therefore, the reader is truly focused solely on the train itself This would be good for teaching colors to younger kids I could also see a practical use in teaching shades of colors in an art class with this book as well.This book can be found in the local library as a Caldecott Honor recipient

  9. Becky Becky says:

    First sentence A train runs across this track Red caboose at the back Orange tank car next Yellow hopper car Premise plot Freight Train is a concept book teaching colors, a train themed concept book teaching colors It received a Caldecott Honor in 1979, I believe If I had to guess the most memorized picture book ever, I bet it would be Freight Train or Goodnight Moon What do you think it would be My thoughts What s not to love about this children s classic It wasn t the first train b First sentence A train runs across this track Red caboose at the back Orange tank car next Yellow hopper car Premise plot Freight Train is a concept book teaching colors, a train themed concept book teaching colors It received a Caldecott Honor in 1979, I believe If I had to guess the most memorized picture book ever, I bet it would be Freight Train or Goodnight Moon What do you think it would be My thoughts What s not to love about this children s classic It wasn t the first train book, it certainly won t be the last What is it about kids and trains Text 4 out of 5Illustrations 4 out of 5Total 8 out of 10

  10. Westminster Library Westminster Library says:

    This is a simple book about a freight train that contains simple text, bright colors and an object that generations of children find fascinating trains The book itself can be used in a variety of themed storytimes, as it encompasses colors and movement just to name a few themes.Find Freight Train at the Westminster Public Library This is a simple book about a freight train that contains simple text, bright colors and an object that generations of children find fascinating trains The book itself can be used in a variety of themed storytimes, as it encompasses colors and movement just to name a few themes.Find Freight Train at the Westminster Public Library

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