Steam Train
Dream Train

CHRONICLE BOOKS

Written by Sherri Duskey Rinker

The dream train pulls into Nightfalls Station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls (while zebras referee). The team behind Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime! Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts!

". . . Lichtenheld's moonlit illustrations have a lovely luster and a rich texture . . . using various shades of blue to evoke a magical midnight setting. A go-to goodnight story for train- and animal-loving preschoolers."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW

". . . (a) rhyming bedtime adventure full of sweet surprise. . . . (with) special appeal for young railroad aficionados. Working in vivid oil pastels on dark gray paper, Lichtenheld captures the luminous magic of dreaming set against the endless dark of nighttime, while also adding a touch of comedy with his grinning, cartoony animal characters. Kids will clamor for this one at bedtime and story-time alike."

BOOKLIST, STARRED REVIEW

"Will . . . be embraced as a nighttime standard, particularly among train lovers everywhere."

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, STARRED REVIEW

"Whimsical, dreamlike imagery . . . a feeling of warmth and an old-fashioned nursery aura both abound here. Train and animal enthusiasts alike will enjoy the gentle action and may just drift off as the train fills up and the animals go to sleep. A solid companion to 'Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site'."

KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Rinker skillfully combines both the factual and imaginative guises of trains in a playful picture book . . . wittily illustrated in deep blues, reds and ambers by Lichtenheld."

WALL STREET JOURNAL



ACCOLADES

  • Bank Street Books Best Book of 2014
  • School Library Journal, Best Books of 2013
  • Bank Street College of Education 2014 Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adult

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