Zimmerman, Andrea and David Clemesha Train Man. BOARD BOOK. Henry Holt and Company, 2017. $8.99
A train-loving little boy dreams of one day becoming an official "Train Man." He will wear the hat and work at the station and drive the big engine. In all of his future dreams, his parents and little brother are still around, too. He hopes that one day his little brother will be a Train Man, just like him!
As the mom of a preschool-age boy, I loved this book. It is definitely geared toward a boy audience--almost to a fault, since girls can like trains too--and little boys will definitely connect with the narrator and the wonderful, bright illustrations. The inclusion of his parents and little brother throughout the story is a nice touch, as children at this age would definitely see their immediate family in any future they imagine. I look forward to reading more from these authors--this is a great book!
Pre-K--ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: TC