The Rain Train

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Candlewick Press, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 26 pages
All aboard! Take a train ride through a storm at night in a rhythmic readaloud chugging with sound words and full of striking illustrations.

A pitter-pat-pat, a pitter-pat-pat,
A pittery-pittery-pittery-pat.

When it’s thundering down
on the roof, in the lane,
From the storm comes the call . . .
"All aboard the Rain Train!"

What child wouldn’t like to hop on a train, hand over his ticket, and set off on an exciting ride through a rainy night? Safe from the elements, a young boy listens and watches— in his seat, in the dining car, and snug in his sleeper— as his train whooshes past city lights, over rivers, through tunnels, and straight on to morning.

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User Review  - jdhaynes - LibraryThing

Rhyming with lots of onemonopia words. A teacher would need practice reading this before reading to the class. A fun one and when the kids have heard it enough times the can say the sounds with the teacher. Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

I love trains and rain. The combination of the two here is lovely. The illustrations are evocative, but it's the language that really strikes to one's heart. It sounds like a really-truly train ride ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Elena de Roo is a poet and former research librarian. The Rain Train is her first picture book. She lives in New Zealand.

Brian Lovelock is a fine artist and geothermal scientist, in addition to being a children’s book illustrator. His other books include the award-winning Roadwork and Did My Mother Do That? He lives in New Zealand.

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