Two trains are heading West. One is a shiny train, moving fast. The other Is an old train, moving not so fast. What can they have in common? Much more than you think!
This treasured story from the author of Goodnight Moon has been newly illustrated by two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon. Margaret Wise Brown's brilliantly simple text is fittingly showcased by the Dillons' extraordinarily inventive illustrations. You'll be surprised where the two little trains take you. Come and see!
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The Dillons illustrate both the charming domestic interiors and the sweep of landscape with elegant geometric forms, colors of great depth and richness, and their magical touch: the man in the moon is the “black man singing in the West.” The relationship between the two trains is also illuminated...| Read Full Review of Two Little Trains
"Each spread chronicles the parallel journeys of the titular trains. On the left, a streamlined train stretches against expansive vistas, while, on the right, a toy wooden locomotive travels oNov 03 2003 | Read Full Review of Two Little Trains
Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon team up with Margaret Wise Brown in Two Little Trains, first published in 1949. Right from the cover, the sleek, horizontal illustrations chronicleMay 01 2001 | Read Full Review of Two Little Trains
Little Bear's first ""song,"" for example, includes these lines: ""A little bear was singing/ In words that seemed to say/ It's a long time that/ I'll love you/ Never, never go away/ It's a long time that I'll love you/ And if I seem to stray/ It's only that I'm watching/ The flowers bloom in May...| Read Full Review of Two Little Trains
Published for the first time as a standalone, this story from Brown's 1939 collection, The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile, features a boy who understands that creatures are never all good or all bad, but good and bad all at once—a reassuring message for small children.| Read Full Review of Two Little Trains
by Leonard Weisgard, tells about the seasons and animals that touch a small island (""There was a little Island in the ocean./ Around it the winds blew/ And the birds flew/ And the tides rose and fell on the shore""), and a kitten who comes ashore learns a secret about the island and a lesson...| Read Full Review of Two Little Trains
""Old man scarecrow"" is teaching his son the family business, and although the scarecrow boy is eager to ply his trade, his father tells him repeatedly ""No, little boy./ You can't go./ You're not fierce enough/ to scare a crow./ Wait till you grow."" But one day the lad can't resist giving his ...| Read Full Review of Two Little Trains
On the left, a streamlined train stretches against expansive vistas, while, on the right, a toy wooden locomotive travels on familiar domestic turf, locations wittily chosen to mimic the path of its mammoth modern counterpart," said PW in a Best Books citation.| Read Full Review of Two Little Trains
""One little train was a streamlined train,/ Puff, Puff, Puff to the West./ One little train was a little old train,/ Chug, Chug, Chug going West."" In one spread, the trains look down at the ""deep dark river."" The streamlined train races across a purple bridge while, opposite, the toy tra...| Read Full Review of Two Little Trains
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