Cover image for I'm taking a trip on my train
Title:
I'm taking a trip on my train
Author:
Neitzel, Shirley.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Greenwillow Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
In cumulative verses using rebuses, a young boy describes his experiences as engineer on the train in his room.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 1.9 1 Quiz: 31383 Guided reading level: J.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780688158330

9780688158347
Format :
Book

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Summary

Shirley Neitzel and Nancy Winslow Parker are back with what may just be their best picture-book rebus yet. After all, who can resist a ride on a train? And with words like locomotive, boxcar, tanker, tunnel, trestle, and caboose, the cumulative story invites imaginative play while building vocabulary and basic reading skills. Pure fun for young engineers.


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Booklist Review

Ages 3^-6. In their signature style of simple cumulative verse and clear rebus illustrations, the author and artist of We're Making Breakfast for Mother (1997) tell a story of a boy playing at being engineer on the train in his room. One by one, on each left-hand page, there is a big picture in line, watercolor, and colored pencil of a locomotive, then a boxcar, a tanker, the people along the track, the trestle, the tunnel, the signal crossing. One by one, each of the pictures becomes a rebus in a cumulative rhyme on the right-hand page, so children can join in and say the words. Then there is a nice reversal as Mom sweeps in and, with barely concealed irritation, requests of the smiling boy that before going to bed, he "pick up this freight yard." Kids will enjoy the combination of reality and play, the facts about trains, and the game of the journey. --Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-The successful team that produced The House I'll Build for the Wrens and We're Making Breakfast for Mother (both Greenwillow, 1997) are right on track with this new cumulative, rhyming rebus. A blond boy dons an engineer's cap, gives a roll call of his locomotive and cars, and then offers a cheerful journey over trestles and through crowds. Although the trip begins to drag somewhere in the middle, the target audience will hang on until the end. In a humorous twist, readers step back to view the model railroad strewn throughout a disheveled home. The boy's mother says, "I have a request (I don't think it's too hard):/Before going to bed, pick up this freight yard,/because during the night I'd like to refrain/from taking an unplanned trip on your train." Parker uses watercolor paints, colored pencils, and black pen to create dedicated reproductions of No. 1 scale model railroad cars.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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