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Steam Train, Dream Train Colors Board book – March 1, 2016 by Sherri Duskey Rinker (Author)

Oftentimes author illustrator duo’s follow up books can’t quite recreate the magic of their previous books, but let me be the one to tell you that this book is a fantastic follow up to Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site. Much like your child learned about the different construction vehicles in Goodnight, Steam Train introduces different train cars– the boxcar, wellcar, hopper and autorack with others. You’ll find the same sing-song, rhyming cadence in Steam Train that you have come to love in Goodnight along with more beautiful illustrations drawn on the same dark background paper, lending that night-time feeling to the book. The age recommendation Amazon lists for Steam Train is 4-6 while Goodnight is 1 and up. The language is a bit more advanced in Steam Train, but if your child enjoyed Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site they will enjoy Steam Train, Dream Train. I would probably revise the age recommendation to 3 and up, but keep in mind the book does not have the same sturdy pages as Goodnight; The pages are the same consistency and paper as other illustrated children’s books. My two and half year old daughter loved Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and loves Steam Train, Dream Train; I’m sure your child will love it too. Check it out!

Review “Young children will enjoy a vibrant, fun ride on the rails.”–The Missourian


Steam Train, Dream Train Colors Board book – March 1, 2016 by Sherri Duskey Rinker (Author) Review

I love to find new books for my little one as I hate reading the same thing every night. We had recently added this to our collection and unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) I had to hide it. He loved it! A lot. In fact he insisted I read it over and over again every night for 2 weeks straight until it suddenly went missing. Eventually it’ll be "found" again as it was a good story. It’s short enough that it’s a perfect read for bedtime but long enough that it’ll allow for sufficient snuggle time and the pictures are entertaining. -Read Reviews-

I bought this for my daughter when she was an infant. She is a toddler now and still enjoys reading the book with me. The rhymes are catchy but gentle/calming enough to be a good bedtime book. For a simple board book, she actually learned a lot from it such as colors and animals. When she got older, she pointed out other nouns such as bubbles, book, moon and even verbs like "reading" and "growling" and is even exposed to the different types of train cars. It’s a great book for young children. We have the original Steam Train Dream Train book but that book hasn’t quite caught her attention because of its length. Great version of Steam Train for infants and toddlers.

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