Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Terrific Trains by Dennis Shealy - ADVISABLE

Shealy, Dennis  Terrific Trains Penguin, 2014.  $3.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.  

This is a basic look at trains and their history.  The book explores different kinds of trains, such as steam engine and diesel and tells how trains carry cargo and passengers.  There is a brief history of trains in the United States.  It also discusses the future of trains and how computers are changing the way trains work.  

There are a lot of illustrations and side bars that explain the basic functions, history and purpose of trains.  This is a very simple and undetailed account of trains that will be a good introduction to young readers.  There are a couple of paragraphs worth of information per page spread.  

EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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