"When I got this book for my son, he was 2 years old. A year and a half later it is still one of his favorites.
This is an essential book for any young kid that likes trains. Each page spread features one train and describes its distinguishing characteristics--freight train, steam engine, passeneger train, switcher, crane train, orient express, high-speed train, etc. The book buiilds the "train" vocabulary of the kids and also teaches them a little bit about teh history of this fascinating transportation method.
The amount of text on the page is limited, which is totally appropriate for the age group. In addition, it is pretty simple and straignforward, without the toddler-confusing informational blurbs that can often be found in similar "encyclopedic" books. The art is beautiful too--clear and very detailed photographic images of the trains.
Definitely a must for train lovers." Emilia Palaveeva said.
"This is a great book in the Eye Openers series. This book contains pictures and a short paragraph on each subject; steam engine, high-speed train, crane train, crocodile train, passenger train, freight train, switcher and orient express. My two chilren ages 2 and 4 just love this book." Red eyed in CA said.