Book Review #295: How to Train a Train #bookaday

How to Train a Train coverby Jason Carter Eaton; illustrated by John Rocco
Picture book
Interest level: K-3
Reading level: 2.3
4 out of 5 stars


This is a very fun book that will be enjoyed by a wide range of kids — boys, girls, train lovers, and kids who like funny books. Instead of teaching kids how to take care of a dog, cat, or goldfish, this how-to manual teaches the care and feeding of a pet train. Sparkles the trainThe illustrations by John Rocco are colorful and enchanting. I love the descriptions of the different breeds of trains, and the variety of names they suggest for trains…Sparkles is my favorite!

train with a bookThis would make an excellent read-aloud to younger grades.

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