Cover image for My freight train
Title:
My freight train
Author:
Rex, Michael.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Henry Holt, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Summary:
A little boy, living out his fantasy of driving his own freight train, describes the different cars, what each carries, how they are connected, and more.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 66982.
ISBN:
9780805066821
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The boxcar is loaded and ready to go. All aboard!

"I have a freight train. I drive it all the time. I'm the engineer."

The freight train is all loaded up and ready to go. The engineer is at the controls. It's his job to deliver the freight, and there is a lot of it. Cows and chickens are riding in the livestock car, furniture and toys in the boxcar. There is even a refrigerator car full of ice cream and bologna. Driving all this freight where it needs to go is a big job!

In this bright, active picture book, a little boy lives out the fantasy of driving his own freight train, down to the last accurate detail.


Author Notes

Michael Rex is the creator of over thirty books for children, including the number one bestseller Goodnight Goon and the Fangbone! series. He was inspired to create the Icky Ricky series by his two boys.

Visit him at www.michaelrex.blogspot.com.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS^-K. Using the same conceit as his books My Fire Engine (1999) and My Race Car (2000), Rex takes children behind the throttle of a freight train. On the opening page, an African American boy wearing an engineer's cap plays with his toy train set. The next picture shows him, lunch box in hand, climbing aboard a full-size engine for a day at work. His smile invites viewers to come along as he explains what he does all day as engineer, what each type of freight car carries, and what is unloaded at each stop along the way. The bold, energetic pencil drawings, digitally brightened with colors, are sometimes crowded to the point of busyness, but some children will enjoy the details and actions that fill the pages. Carolyn Phelan


Publisher's Weekly Review

A boy dons an engineer's cap and explains railroad cars, cargo, destinations and more in My Freight Train, a companion to My Fire Engine by Michael Rex. In his trademark illustrations, Rex's charcoal pencil lines and bright colors chart the train's progress. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Rex balances a story about a child who imagines that he is an engineer with information about trains. As the story opens, the boy is playing with his electric train. This framing device blends seamlessly into the factual part of the text. The engineer introduces the various cars and their contents, ranging from automobiles to chickens to gasoline. He explains that he is expected to keep the train on schedule, and he is proud of his contribution to communities everywhere through his distribution of materials. The presentation of information encourages children to learn train terminology while surrounded by familiar objects such as gravel and ice cream. Illustrations of each type of car are colorful and distinct, and all of the pictures are packed with energy and movement. Friendly, active, diverse characters fill each one-people smiling, waving, and working. This winning story ends with the African-American protagonist falling asleep in his father's lap while dad plays with the train set. A perfect choice for all young railroad fans.-Susan Marie Pitard, formerly at Weezie Library for Children, Nantucket Atheneum, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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