Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Train books, books for kids, story telling, Engine Ed

Hey! Get Off Our Train, by John Burningham

This is a very fun book. In it, a boy goes on a make-believe train ride with his dog. Their trip takes them around the world and they encounter many animals, some of which are endangered species. Each animal magically shows up on the train, and the boy and his dog order them off the train. When they do, each animal pleads his case as to why they should stay on the train. By the end of the story, there is quite a fine gathering of animals.

My son and I both liked this story because it helps teach about ecology and endangered animal species.

Bonnie Worthington
Author, EngineEd's Colorful Train