Listen Up! Train Song (Board Books)
Where do the trains go?
There and back.
Let's sing a train song
All down the track.Toddlers and babies love trains and the noises they make. Listen Up Train Song uses repeating
verse and bright photographs to match this enthusiasm with a unique take on the
conceptual sound book that is perfect for reading aloud. Each spread uses
onomatopoeia to highlight the ting-a ling of subway door chimes, the chuff-a-gruff-a
of a diesel engine, and more. And after the children have sung along
through the colorful pages, a final note to caregivers offers enriching,
age-appropriate activities to keep building their child's foundational learning
skills.Playing with sounds and rhythms is a first step to language
development. With repetitive, easy-to-remember verse from the award-winning
author of Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That and Shape Up, Construction
Trucks , Victoria Allenby's Listen Up Train Song invites its young
audience to recognize the songs of the railway and to proudly sing their own. "Train lovers will delight in this
book featuring photos of trains.... A] perfect match for story hours about things
that go. The back matter provides three developmentally appropriate activities
and prompts to increase and extend engagement with children, making this a
first purchase for the shelves." --School Library Journal★ Starred Review
Victoria Allenbyhas been writing poetry and stories for as long as she can remember. Her debutpicture book, Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, won the 2014 PreschoolReads Award and was nominated for the 2015 SYRCA Shining Willow Award. She hasfollowed up the success of this debut with the critically acclaimed earlyreaders Timo's Garden, Timo's Party, and Timo Goes Camping, as well as several picture books, including Shape Up, Construction Trucks! whichhas earned multiple starred reviews. Victoria lived all of her childhood withinhearing distance of train tracks and loves the faint call of a whistle in thenight. She now lives in Toronto, Ontario.