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 Let's build a little train
 Author: Richardson, Julia Marie

 Publisher:  Sleeping Bear Press (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [25] p., col. ill., 23 x 28 cm

 BTSB No: 751844 ISBN: 9781534111455
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Stories in rhyme
 Locomotives -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

From the boiler to the coupling, build a steam train along with an engineer and her workers.

 Illustrator: O'Rourke, Ryan

   Kirkus Reviews (05/15/22)
   Booklist (07/01/22)

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Booklist - 07/01/2022 At a railroad warehouse, an engineer studies plans for a steam engine before supervising a crew of workers, who weld pieces together to build the engine. “A boiler goes above / with a box for burning coal; / six wheels of steel below / hook to pistons by a pole.” One illustration includes labels identifying several visible parts of the engine. The workers paint the new engine before adding a coal car, two cargo cars, and a caboose. An engineer takes it out for a test run, while another worker waves to train watchers from the caboose. Both crew members are depicted as women. In the informative back matter, a cutaway view of a steam engine accompanies an explanation of how it works, while an illustrated glossary defines terms such as bogie, boiler, caboose, and cattle catcher. Richardson’s rhythmic, rhyming verses create a steady pace and pleasing tone that make this picture book a natural for reading aloud. O’Rourke enhances that tone in a series of varied, well-composed scenes. A well-crafted book for young train lovers. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

Booklist - 07/01/2022 - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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