|The Goodnight Train BRDBK Edition
Contributor(s): Sobel, June, Huliska-Beith, Laura (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0547718985 ISBN-13: 9780547718989
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
OUR PRICE: $7.20
Product Type: Board Book - Other Formats
Published: June 2012 Annotation: A child's bedtime ritual follows the imaginary journey of the Goodnight Train's trip to the dreamland station. On board pages.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Board books.
- Bedtime; Fiction.
- Railroad trains; Fiction.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
- Juvenile Fiction | Transportation | Railroads & Trains
- Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
|Lexile Measure: 350|
|Academic/Grade Level: Toddlers, Ages 2-4|
|Book type: Easy Fiction|
|Physical Information: 6.75" H x 7.75" W x 1.00" (0.95 lbs) 30 pages|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
JUNE SOBEL is the talented author of B Is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC, illustrated by Melissa Iwai, and Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC, illustrated by Henry Cole. She lives in Westlake Village, California.
LAURA HULISKA-BEITH has illustrated many popular books for children, including The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill and Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring)
All shined up and ready to go, the Goodnight Train leaves the station pulling beds of tucked-in children. The train chugs up a hill, through a tunnel, and over a bridge to Dreamland. The highly detailed and imaginative mixed-media illustrations in deep blues and greens reflect the excitement and wonder of the journey, and the rhythmic text will lull sleepy listeners. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2006 October)
PreS-K This bedtime story is likely to strike a chord with young listeners. A gentle, rhyming text intersperses train noises with a getting-ready-for-bed routine with a railroad-inspired theme. Brightly colored cartoon illustrations picture children in their beds being pulled along by the engine. They ride through tunnels, over bridges, and past fields of sheep. The words flow fairly well, with only a few minor skips, and the sounds mixed with bedtime sounds (Rock-a, rock-a, rock-a, rock-aShhhhhhhhhhh! Shhhhhhhhhhh!) will delight youngsters and have them chiming in. The acrylic-and-collage artwork curves around the spreads and encourages page turns. Clever backgrounds, including a sign that declares, reamland 20 winks ahead, ensure that there is plenty to look at, and the journey ends effectively with the children asleep and the words, Good night, train./Good night. Libraries in need of more train or bedtime books will find this a useful and enjoyable addition.Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT[Page 128]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.