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DK Big Book of Trains [Hardcover]

By Christine Heap (Author), DK Publishing (Author) & National Railway Museum (Author)
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Item description for DK Big Book of Trains by Christine Heap, DK Publishing & National Railway Museum...

Specially commissioned photographs reproduced in large format and pithy, fascinating facts highlight the features of more than fifty of the world's most amazing trains, such as the Trans-Siberian Express, the longest scheduled train.

Publishers Description
Giant sized poster-like spreads and informative captions will keep imaginations soaring and eyes wide open with these amazing children's guides.

Citations And Professional Reviews
DK Big Book of Trains by Christine Heap, DK Publishing & National Railway Museum has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 495
  • Booklist - 01/01/1999 page 861
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1998 page 115
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1999 page 27
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 234
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1999 page 115
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 319

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Item Specifications...

Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 11" Height: 14.25"
Weight:   1.45 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 12, 1998
Publisher   DK Children
Age  5-8
ISBN  0789434369  
ISBN13  9780789434364  
UPC  635517034363  

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Transportation > Trains > Nonfiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
4Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Engineering > Civil > Transportation & Highway

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Typical DK, excellent photos!  Apr 12, 2008
As with all DK books, the pictures are awesome. If you have a train lover, he/she will love this book. And again, DK's books have thick pages so small hands won't easily wreck the pages. Can be for the younger to just look at the pictures, or as my son who just turned 7, loves to read it as well.
For train lovers of ALL ages  Jan 28, 2008
We got this from Santa for Christmas, because my (almost) 3 year old son loves seeing the Shinkansen (Japanese bullet trains). We read this book at least 3 nights a week, and he's fascinated with all the parts of the trains that I point out as we go along. He may be a bit young to understand how all of them work, but this book definitely helps increase our fascination. It's really great to find out how the trains evolved, and where they're heading in the future. And Dad is into it, too -- especially when they describe the speeds of these over 50 different kinds of trains!

You can be any age to be a train lover, and this is a great book to pique the interest. DK, please keep making these awesome books!
Great Train Book  May 13, 2007
My son loves this book. His friend loved it so much, I also bought it for his birthday. It's a winner for any train lover.
Fabulous Train Book!  Jan 18, 2007
We (Santa) got this book for my 4 1/2 year old and what a hit. The quality is that of a DK book, not to be surprised. The colors are great and the pictures are just awesome. He will continue to love it when he learns how to read. A big hit, especially for the price.
rtbrus  Jan 10, 2007
This is an awesome book! My son was so excited when he saw it. He reads it over & over!

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