for Two Little Trains
by Margaret Wise Brown
and Greg Pizzoli
A rhythmic text charts the progress to two trains —a steam engine ("chug chug chug") and a diesel engine ("puff puff puff") as they make their way west across the United States. Through all kinds of weather and terrain, the two trains keep going until they reach the big blue ocean "...beyond the land in the West." A new edition of a book first published more than 60 years ago will still hold the interest of train-crazy toddlers through its quick staccato text and its uncluttered monochromatic illustrations, which were created with created with rubber stamps and Photoshop to give them an appropriately retro feel. (Ages 1-3)
CCBC Choices 2021. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2021. Used with permission.
Puff, Puff, Puff
Chug, Chug, Chug
Two little trains are heading West. One is a shiny, streamlined train, moving fast. The other is a little old train, moving not so fast. Both will travel through long dark tunnels, through snow and dust. What else can they have in common? Much more than you think!
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.