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Seymour Simon's book of trains.

Simon, Seymour. (Author).
Book Book (c2002.)
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 29 cm.
Publisher: [New York] : HarperCollins Publishers, c2002.
10 of 10 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 10 total copies.
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  • ISBN: 0060284757
  • ISBN: 9780060284756
  • ISBN: 0060284765 (lib. bdg.)
  • ISBN: 9780060284763 (lib. bdg.)
  • ISBN: 9780064462235 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0064462234 (pbk.)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Summary: Photographs and brief text present different kinds of trains and their cars: passenger trains, mountain trains, freight trains, diesel locomotives, gondolas, hopper cars, tank cars, and more.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 February 2002
    Ages 3-8. In Simon's signature style, each double-page spread in this picture book sets a dramatic close-up photo of a moving train opposite a few sentences about the train's source of power (steam, diesel, electric) and how it works. The full-color, close-up pictures by a number of photographers will grab even young preschoolers--from the long-range view of the old steam locomotive pulling a line of passenger cars through the mountains to the close-ups of hopper cars carrying grain, coal, or gravel. The astonishing facts will interest older train buffs, whether the author is writing about the breathtaking speeds of today's electric trains or computerized freight yards where cars are sorted and separated. Simon captures the combination of technology and romantic adventure that gives these machines their enduring appeal. ((Reviewed February 15, 2002)) Copyright 2002 Booklist Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2002 March #2
    In Seymour Simon's Book of Trains, the author dedicates one spread each to various kinds of trains, with a full-color photograph on one side and, opposite, a couple of paragraphs describing it. He covers everything from old-fashioned diesel trains to subways that run on electricity to France's TGV (with speeds of between 200-300 mph). A series of spreads on the freight train details different kinds of cars. (Mar.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2004 June #3
    The author dedicates one spread each to various kinds of trains, from old-fashioned diesel trains to France's TGV, with a full-color photograph on one side and, opposite, a couple of paragraphs describing it. Ages 3-6. (May) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2002 May
    PreS-Gr 4-Trains and individual freight cars are displayed in glorious full color in this oversized book. Simon offers information on different types of these machines from the earliest steam locomotives to France's TGV, which can reach speeds of 300 miles per hour. The section on freight trains delves into each car from boxcars to the now-obsolete caboose. The sharp pictures cover half of each spread. One small complaint is that while the TGV and Japan's bullet trains are mentioned, they are not pictured. But never mind. Even preschoolers will be drawn in by the large, abundant photographs. Another winner from a popular author.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Citation:

Simon, Seymour. "Seymour Simon's book of trains." New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2002.

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