Perfect Picture Books- Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo
Boys love trains-or at least mine do. In Susann Hill's Perfect Picture Book series, this story was a must to include. It's been read so many times that it's been memorized by two children and part of the cover is missing. To me, that's the sign of a perfect picture book.
Written by Kevin Lewis and illustrated by Daniel Kirk
Hyperion Books for Children, 1999
Suitable for: Preschool and up
Opening and Brief Synopsis: The daily activities of a train are very busy! Rolling over mountains, delivering freight, and finally coming to rest at the end of a long day, the rhyme and meter of this story keeps it going and fun to read.
Activities: Build your own train tracks over, under and around furniture and simple objects in your room. Can a track go over a pile of toys and under a bridge made of books?
Why I Chose This Book: I bought this book on a whim one day in Barnes and Noble. My older son would spend hours building his own tracks and piling up trains to ride on them. It didn't take long for him to have this story memorized and read back to me at bedtime.