Listen Up ! Train Song: – Victoria Allenby


 Listen Up ! Train Song: – Victoria Allenby, Pajama Press, 9781772782134, 2021 

Format:  Board Book

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

 Genre: Picture book

 What did you like about the book? An excellent way to introduce rhyming to young readers. The book explores the different types of sounds trains and train parts make. On each two page layout you get a large zoomed in photo of a train/train part or even a railroad crossing sign. On the opposite side of the picture there is a short large-text script that asks the readers what sound the picture makes and then encourages them to make up their own song based on the photo. The book is very realistic and simple which makes it a perfect read to pair with a hands-on activity. Similar to other books in this series the author also provides in the back of the book ways that parents and educators can deepen the learning process with this book. 

Anything you did not like about the book? No

 To whom would you recommend this book? This is for the train lover who is learning to rhyme. This is perfect for children ages 2 and older. At this age they have started to sing many nursery songs and would love making up their own silly songs. 

Who should buy this book? Daycares, Pre-schools and elementary schools

Where would you shelve it? Picture Books

 Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

 Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Rose Metayer, Boston Latin School, Boston MA

Date of review:  06/17/2021

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