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Here Comes the Train by Charlotte Voake
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Here Comes the Train

by Charlotte Voake

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Nice natural story about a family waiting for trains to pass by. Give the noises a lot of expression as you read this and the kids will love it! ( )
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A far-off sound, clanging bells, flashing signal lights, and rib-resonating warning whistles can only mean one thing. A train is coming! In Here Comes the Train, Charlotte Voake--creator of the award-winning Ginger--brilliantly captures that delicious suspense in whimsical, color-splashed line drawings and enthusiastic text: "Louder and louder, nearer and nearer it comes! Sparks shoot out from its wheels! All the children wave like crazy. The engine driver waves back; he hoots his horn, Beep-BARP! The children hold their breath and... WHOOSH under the bridge it goes!" This charming, simple book about a family's trip to the local train tracks cheerily chugs to its final destination as young William whispers, "Here comes the train!" over and over to himself before he falls fast asleep. (Click here to see a sample spread from the book! Copyright © 1998 Charlotte Voake) (Great read-aloud, ages 3 to 6) --Karin Snelson

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Every Saturday, Chloe, her little brother William, and their father bicycle to a footbridge over the railroad tracks and wait for the trains to come thundering under them.

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