Freight Train by Donald Crews

This Caldecott Honor book, written and illustrated by Donald Crews if fun for all children! It’s bright colors and bold shapes are engaging for all children. It’s simple words are fun for them to repeat and memorize. This book is also great for learning colors and shapes. Donald 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 book.


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Story Tips

  • Encourage Your Child

    • When your child tells you the ending words on a page or helps you "read" the story, celebrate together!

  • Make Reading Together a Habit

    • When you read to your child every day, it cecomes a routine that your child will remember as comforing!

  • Point Out the Details

    • Notice details and the small changes in the illustrations of a book. It will help your child become a good observer and see differences in the shapes of letters when learning to read.

  • Predict the Story

    • Ask your child to guess what will be on the next page of the book you are reading together!

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