Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Freight Train

Two of the best Donald Crews board books are Freight Train and Inside Freight Train.

Smiley likes noises and rhymes, so we've added words and noises to Freight Train.
Freight Train. (this line is reading the title page)
A train runs across this track. Red caboose at the back.
Orange tank car goes slosh and glub. Yellow hopper car is a big tub.
Green cattle car has cows that huff, smelling smoke that curls and puffs.
Blue gondola car holds heavy weight. Purple box car is packed with freight.
Black tender is full of coal. Black steam engine is ready to roll.
Freight train.

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black.
Smoke up above and underneath a track.

Moving. (slowly chugga-chugga-chugga...)
Going through tunnels. (faster chugga-chugga-chugga...)
Going by cities (fast chugga-chugga-chugga... and a few choo-choos)
Crossing trestles (fast clickety-clack, clickety-clack,...)
Moving in darkness. Moving in dayling. Going, going... (fast chugga-chugga...)
gone. (quiet)

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