PRESCHOOL - UP TO AGE 5

Whoo! Whoo! Goes the Train by Anne Rockwell

Whoo!  Whoo!  Goes the Train
Anne Rockwell
HarperCollins (2009)
ISBN 9780060562274
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4.5) and Max (age 2.5) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (3/09)

 

“Whoo! Whoo! Goes the Train” is the story of Allan who loves anything related to trains.  He has train toys, train books, and a wooden train.  He enjoys watching trains at the railroad crossing on the way to the library.  Finally, the day arrives when he is able to actually ride on a real train.

Cayden:  “We like trains a lot too!  We rode on Thomas the Train when he came here.  Why does it say that the train goes ‘Whoo Whoo’?  I thought trains said ‘Choo Choo’!  I liked looking at all of the pictures in the book.  His train lamp was very cool!  I liked when the train went through the tunnel and it was dark.  I liked that he got to ride on a real train too!”

Max:  “We see trains when we are in the car to go to the library too!  Like him!  I like when the guy says ‘All aboard!’”

Parent’s comments:
My boys love trains so they were both very excited to read this book!  The illustrations were very interesting to them and they loved looking at the different kinds of trains.  I was happy to see a built-in color lesson as Max is currently working on his colors.  “Whoo! Whoo! Goes the Train” by Anne Rockwell is the perfect book for the little train lover in your life!

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