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Steam Train, Dream Train

Steam Train, Dream Train

By Sherri Duskey Rinker, By Tom Lichtenheld


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The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime! The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls (while zebras referee). Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts!

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More Details

Size: 10 x 9 5/8 in;
Pages: 40 pp;
Age Range: 3 - 6 years
Format: Hardcover
Publication: April 2013
ISBN: 9781452109206
ISBN10: 1452109206
Sherri Duskey Rinker lives in Chicago with her photographer husband and two energetic, inquisitive sons: one fascinated by bugs and magic, and the other by trucks and trains. She created this goodnight story in hopes of happier bedtimes and sweet dreams for all. Find out more about Sherri at

Tom Lichtenheld loves drawing pictures and telling silly stories. His books include the New York Times bestseller Duck! Rabbit!, Wumbers, and the ALA Notable Children’s Book, E-mergency! He lives in Geneva, Illinois. Visit him at

Media Reviews

★ "Kids will clamor for this one at bedtime and storytime alike." —Booklist, starred review

★ ”A go-to goodnight story for train- and animal-loving preschoolers.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Skillfully combines both the factual and imaginative guises of trains in a playful picture book." —The Wall Street Journal

“A feeling of warmth and an old-fashioned nursery aura abound.” —Kirkus Reviews

"I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this rhythmic, rhyming hypnotic vehicle bedtime book from the team who brought us the best selling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. It’s another winner." —Lisa Von Drasek, Early Word

"I loved Steam Train, Dream Train.... Can I see it becoming a favorite bedtime story? I most certainly can." —Roundtable Reviews

"This soothing twist on the usual bedtime story will be a favorite among many young readers." —ReaderKidz

"I will be sharing Steam Train, Dream Train with some very excited students this week..." —Laura Given, Librarian

"I expect this one to fly off the shelves." —Jen Robinson's Book Page

"Another winner for bedtime." —The San Francisco Chronicle

"Steam Train, Dream Train has the look and feel of a classic." —Common Sense Media

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