The Train To Timbuctoo (Golden Books Family Story Time, Number 4)

Summary:

The big train and the little train each steam to Timbuctoo, far down the track from Kalamazoo, in a fun-to-read fantasy.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Nice art, fun story, and lets kids compare their toy trains to the real ones.

Content Awareness Factors:

We're not sure WHY there are two trains to Timbuctoo, but hey.


Little Kid Reaction

This has been a favorite bedtime story. The repetitious words and the rhyming make it fun.

Parent Reaction

You GOTTA make all the sounds. Clickety clack, DING DING DING and a DONG DONG DONG, and everything else. If you let yourself get into the rhythm of the words, it lulls like riding on a railroad. Be sure to read the last stanza over and over in a voice that decreases to a whisper; they almost fall asleep during it.

Type of Book:
This is a read-aloud story that everyone can enjoy.
Educational Themes:

This is just a fun-to-read story.

Reading Level:
3.7
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
0 to 4
Age of child:
Read to kids ages 2 and 6 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a must-have for your library.

Title The Train to Timbuctoo
About

Golden Books Family Story Time, Number 4

Author Margaret Wise Brown
Publisher Golden Books Publishing Company © 1998
Illustrators Art Seiden
ISBN 0307102157
Material Hard Cover
Cost $9.95
Genres Fantasy, Rhyme, Transportation - Train
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