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Seymour Simon's Book of Trains

by Seymour Simon

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Grades: Pre-3
Theme: Trains
  creykellums | Apr 9, 2016 |
Informative book about trains. Can be could to use since kids nowadays don't know a lot about trains.
  kelskemp | Nov 25, 2014 |
The book “Trains” by Seymour Simon was very informative. Instead of having a table of contents each page depicted a different type of train or train car. The flow and information was accurate, but I wish there was more pictures and information to read. The information book is easy to read, and would be a welcome addition to any classroom. Each page contains information the history of each train. The language is simple and easy to understand. “Trains made the word a different place. Before the invention of trains journeys took many weeks or months on foot or wagon.” Simple explanations like that are very concise. I think that the book could be even more informative with a glossary or table of contents. The big idea is that trains are important, and have changed over time to meet the needs of America.
  dbaker16 | Sep 24, 2014 |
This non-fiction book talks about various ideas associated with trains. The book discusses the different types of trains from steam and diesel locomotives to electric trains and passenger trains. The book also discusses the impact that trains have had on industry. From the transportation of food to the overnight mail services allowed because of trains, the train has had an unimaginable impact on our country’s history.

The pictures in this book will be entertaining to most readers, especially those already interested in trains. The pictures are colorful and represent all of the topics mentioned well.

This book would be a great resource to use when introducing the impact various types of transportation have had on industry. ( )
  ecugary | Dec 7, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064462234, Paperback)

Trains can carry

grain and gravel,

milk and machines,

cars and computers,

pipes and people.

Seymour Simon′s exploration of these very different trains and their uses, combined with his characteristically eye-catching full-color photographs, captures the beauty and power of steam trains, diesel trains, electric trains, and more -- all at work!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:31 -0400)

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Photographs and brief text present different kinds of trains and their cars: passenger trains, mountain trains, freight trains, diesel locomotives, gondolas, hopper cars, tank cars, and more.

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