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ISBN

9780763663070

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Candlewick

City

Somerville, MA

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

This book personifies trains as pets and features children attempting to “train” their train. All of the trains seem to mimic pet dogs—they make a mess, they need to be on a leash, they make good companions—and the warm illustrations add character to the trains with faces and expressions. While some readers may find the story helpful to teach about training pets, it doesn’t contain anything unique that other stories about pets already offer. Furthermore, several illustrations feature children performing dangerous acts including playing with fire and standing on train tracks to the extent that the author includes a disclaimer in the back. Not Recommended. Austin Becton, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University

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Review of <em>How to Train a Train</em> by Jason Carter Eaton

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