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Let's Build a Little Train

From the boiler to the coupling, build a little train along with an engineer and her workers. This rhyming story will have readers chugging along with the team as the train takes shape. Just don't forget the caboose! Woot woot!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey E
Lexile 670L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level J
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111455), PDF (9781534112032), Hosted ebook (9781534112575)
Copyright 2022
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 11 x 9
Graphics Full-color illustrations

Booklist - Let's Build a Little Train

“Richardson’s rhythmic, rhyming verses create a steady pace and pleasing tone that make this picture book a natural for reading aloud. O’Rourke enhances that tone in a series of varied, well-composed scenes. A well-crafted book for young train lovers.”

Kirkus Reviews - Let's Build a Little Train

“Robust vocabulary (bogie, coupling) will intrigue newer train fans while tickling advanced enthusiasts. Careful word and layout choices strike a sweet spot—this book will appeal both to readers looking to learn something new and newcomers seeking a deep dive. No drama or trouble emerges in this assembly tale. Neat illustrations feature warm grays and browns along with bold reds, blues, and greens. The drawings are realistic yet sparse, allowing the emerging train engine to shine on each page…The combination of rhymes, chugging sound effect prompts, and tender illustrations makes this a strong choice for both storytimes and one-on-one sharing. Terrific.”

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Author: Julia Richardson

Julia Richardson is an author. Little Dandelion Seeds the World is her first book. She lives in Mattawan, Michigan, surrounded by a yard full of dandelions.

Illustrator: Ryan O'Rourke

Original Artwork
Full-color illustrations