Down By The Station

Summary:

This illustrated version of the traditional song expands and describes more vehicles, different locations, and their unique sounds, from puffer-billies to race cars and rockets.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Fun rhyming text and easy-to-follow descriptions of noises make this an engaging book to share with toddlers and preschoolers.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

My son liked this book. He liked the rhyming text and the beautifully colored illustrations, but he especially liked all the noises you make as you read it. He tried to do the sounds with me and hummed along as I "sang" it.

Parent Reaction

I enjoyed the easy to follow story and fun rhyming text. I also really liked the illustrations. I wasn�t sure how he would like it but was really glad when he brought it to me later to read again!

Type of Book:
This is a picture-book version of the classic children's song
Educational Themes:

Making sounds is a great way to engage toddlers and preschoolers in developing their language skills. Asking "what sound does this make" also helps with object recognition, too. Rhymes make it fun to see how words can play together.

Reading Level:
2.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
5 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
1 to 5
Age of child:
Read with a 2-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a fun book to share at home and it should be available in every library.

Title Down by the Station
Author Frances Gilbert
Publisher Tricycle Press © 2009
Illustrators Frank Remkiewicz
ISBN 9781582462431
Material Hard Cover
Genres Poetry, Music, Transportation
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