Locomotive By Brian Floca

not quite child like enough for us, beautifully illustrations though and very poetic Brian Floca This is the best train book for kids I have ever found. Very descriptive, as an adult telling kids the story, the book is so vivid, it makes story telling historically accurate. If you only buy 1 train book for your kids, get this one. Brian Floca



The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of Americas early railroads, from the creator of the stunning ( Booklist) Moonshot.

It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding Americas brand new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with descriptive details of the journey: the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean.

Come sit inside the caboose, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country! Locomotive

Bought for a 2 and 1 year old. They love all the pictures and the story, though it is a bit long winded and complicated for them. I think we'll get loads of enjoyment from this book for years to come. The story has a great structure, the pictures are really well done, and Brian Floca This author produces an excellent story with lots of detail and good illustrations Brian Floca This has been a big hit with my train mad 9 year old Brian Floca This is an incredible book at so much levels. The illustrations are dynamic, beautifully exceuted.. There is a aestehtic equilibrium of strong constrast of tone, detail while having a pleasant colour palate easy on the eye. I intially purchased for the illustration but Brian Floca One of the unexpected perks of becoming a parent is getting access to beautiful picture books which you might not otherwise come in to contact with. Five years in to bedtime reading, and this is one of my absolute favourites. A lovely square ish hardback, it tells the Brian Floca