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Inside Freight Train

By Donald Crews (Author) & Donald Crews (Illustrator)
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Item description for Inside Freight Train by Donald Crews...

By sliding open the doors, little readers can look inside a freight train and see the diverse contents they can carry.

Publishers Description

Here comes the freight train In this new sturdy sliding board book, Caldecott Award winner Donald Crew takes children right on board as they slide open the doors to see what's inside each train car.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Inside Freight Train by Donald Crews has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 229
  • Booklist - 12/15/2000 page 814
  • Publishers Weekly - 02/19/2001 page 93
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 229
  • ALA Notable Childrens Books - 03/15/2002 page 1229

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperFestival
Pages   12
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7.75" Height: 5.25"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Jan 9, 2001
Publisher   HarperFestival
Age  2-5
ISBN  0688170870  
ISBN13  9780688170875  
UPC  046594009951  

Availability  0 units.

More About Donald Crews

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Donald Crews is the renowned creator of many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Books Freight Train and Truck. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York's Hudson River Valley.

Donald Crews es el renombrado autor de dos libros merecedores del premio Caldecott, Tren de carga (Freight Train) y School Bus. Vive con su esposa, Ann Jonas, cerca del Rio Hudson, en Nueva York.

Donald Crews currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( C ) > Crews, Donald
3Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Transportation > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Transportation
5Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
6Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

Reviews - What do customers think about Inside Freight Train?

One of the best toddler books ever  Apr 15, 2008
The slide-out pages are a HUGE hit with my two-year-old and they work perfectly with the freight train theme. Personally, I've never seen another book quite like it. The colors are bright, the text is simple, and almost every page holds something exciting to be found.

Like I've read in other reviews, my over-zealous toddler managed to break his book as well. However we just used clear packing tape to tape it back together as good as new.

If you're looking to buy a gift for a toddler that loves trains do not hesitate to buy this book - it will definitely be a big hit!
Not as great as the first book - Freight Train  Apr 4, 2006
My boys (2 1/2 & 4) love Freight Train. I ordered this book and I am a little bit disappointed.

I thought it was a lift-a-flap book before I ordered it and it's a slide-out book. I don't think there are that many toddlers who can handle slide-out books. It's even hard for me to pull the page out and put it back. I don't think this book will survive any more than a month or two.

Another thing is, not every car shows what's inside. It shows inside of the Freight depot, the engine, box car, cattle car, refrigerator car (which was not in the Freight train book), stock car (new in this book as well), and the caboose. It doesn't show the inside of covered hopper car, gondolar car (I guess since this is a open one, it's okay), tank car, and open hopper car (which is not identified in the book as one).

Just like the other reviewer said, 'calves' were spelled wrong, so I just printed the word on a sticky label (using Arial Bold, font size 16, letter color white, and background black) and put the label over the wrong spelling. It doesn't look perfect, but the book's not perfect, either.

I guess 'higher the expectation, bigger the disappointment' is a true statement with this book.
Sweet book:)  Aug 3, 2005
My son just turned two and has had a love of trains for quite some time.

We got the "Freight Train Board Book" from the library and he absolutely loved it. It was a book he carried around the house and looked at every moment he took time to sit down.

We had the book out for 6 weeks, the maximum allow time for a title to be out, and I knew he'd have a hard time parting with it.

I bought that book and noticed "Inside Freight Train" :)

It looked, and turned out to be, a very nice accompaniment to the first book.

Chase would keep both books with us a night time to read one and reference the other;-)

The only reason I marked 4/5 stars was due to the fact that the sliding pages started to fall apart after about a week of what I considered falrly regular, monitored, use:(

Still trying to figure out which glue will work best to affect a repair.

Please learn to spell CALVES properly before publishing a book!  Jul 22, 2005
It is $10 wasted for me because my younger son tore the cover into 3 pieces the first time he got his hands on it, and before I had a chance to look through all the pages. Yes, it was that durable! This book went to the bin a week ago when my older son started sounding out words and we didn't want him to get the wrong start. Can't someone spellcheck a book before it is published? I'm surprised that noone has caught that mistake in the 4 years since it was published. Shame on the author and the publisher!
What a cool book!  Mar 8, 2005
My son became fascinated with this book around 10 months, and 14 months later, still loves reading it. Over that time, he has used the book to learn colors (the freight cars are different colors) and things like the items that freight trains carry. He now loves watching trains from our back porch and knows more than steam engines than a lot of adults.
But alas, the book has not held up well due to repeated abuse at the hands of a toddler. Several patch-up jobs with clear packing tape have given the book a stay of execution.

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