Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Choo Choo Round-Up

Met a cute kid with autism the other day who doesn’t 
talk yet. But like so many toddlers he likes trains and 
train books. 
When my boy was three we had a small train book
collection and of course my younger boy enjoyed 
them too.
So, all aboard for a few train titles:
I’m Taking a Trip on My Train uses repetition and 
replaces repeated words with pictures to help engage 
little listeners and encourage pre-readers to join in the 
story. Since the story also rhymes, this appeals to 
most kids.
If your kid wants facts, The Big Book of Trains has 
enough engine types and descriptions for your 
budding buff.
Dinosaur Train predated the PBS show in combining two
special interests that kids often obsess about. In the story 
the boy's obsessions give him a wonderful ride on this
special train.  
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo takes the toy train through its day and tucks up the kid and the toys together at the end. 
A very calming read for a train-track mind.
Featured Books
The Big Book of Trains/Dorling Kindersley
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo/Lewis & Kirk
Dinosaur Train/Gurney
I’m Taking a Trip on My Train/Neitzel & Parker

1 comment:

  1. Ahh yes trains, my little guy was all about trains, we would take him to the railroad crossing to wait for a train as often as we could because the delight on his face was priceless.

    Thanks for sharing this book!