Trains Go by Steve Light
This board book celebrates the various sounds that trains make as they travel the rails. There is the
“Squeak Clang Ting Bing Bing Bing!” of the freight train. The streamliner makes a long “wooo wooo” sound in contrast. Mountain train noises are full of “trip trap” and “fuff puff.” The noises include toots, whistles, dings and of course a few choo choos too! This is a great pick for the smallest train enthusiasts.
Light’s illustrations are done in deep colors with plenty of strong black lines to offer a mechanical foundation to the illustrations. Against the white backgrounds, the bright colored trains pop as they whiz past. Light uses the full page, filling it with the sounds of the trains, the tracks, and the smoke and steam they create. They have a strong sense of motion as they sound their whistles and zoom by.
A fun read aloud, this is one that will be popular with little train fans. If you are doing baby or toddler story times, this just might get everyone along for a train ride together! Appropriate for ages 1-3.
Reviewed from copy received from Chronicle Books.