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Trucks, Planes, and Trains

written and illustrated by Byron Barton

Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books

Each 34 Pages

Ages 3-7

Publishers Summary:

Trucks: The tow trucks, cement trucks, and newspaper delivery trucks pictured here all help people and will fascinate small children.

Planes: Children explore the many ways we use airplanes, from seaplanes to crop dusters to planes that write messages in the sky.

Trains: All aboard as the train journeys through a town, past workers repairing a rail and into the station.

These very simple picture books about transportation will delight the youngest, and have enough meat for older preschoolers and beginning readers.


The Turkeybird Speaks: “Now this is the part where I tell you to pull up a chair and your favorite snack so you can settle into a great book. Does it really get any better than trucks, planes, and trains? I would say not! They move, they have wheels, they go fast and they do all sorts of fun things. I especially liked reading my plane book when we traveled cross country to our new home. It was neat to look out the window and see the same sky that I was looking at in my book. These books are a must have for every home. Go get them!”

HandsMom’s Two Cents: “I have to agree with The Turkeybird and the publishers summary. We initially purchased the Trucks book when he was very little and it instantly became a favorite. Now that he is quite a bit older (at least two years have passed) he still picks them out of our full bookshelf. As he mentioned, we traveled by plane this last summer to move from the DC area to California and the Planes book was a huge hit! There are images of people getting on and off planes in the book and because of the small airport we initially left from, we were able to get aboard the plane just as they did in the book, which he loved! And though you would think these books wouldn’t appeal to girls, even The Littlebug picked the Plane book out yesterday as her book of choice.

“Now, onto the technical side of the book. What I, as a parent, really like about these books are the simple text and straight forward images. It’s not going to be the most beautiful book on your shelf, nor will the words be drawn out and elaborate, but it still holds an entertainment and educational value I can’t deny. Each page has between 3 to 5 words with a simple illustration demonstrating the text. For smaller kids it can often times be overwhelming to have a book filled with words and dramatic images, but these books though not elegant are still captivating. I highly recommend these books for beginning readers and even for older children who may need a respite between larger, more complicated books.”

These books were purchased for our home library.
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6 Responses to The Turkeybird – Trucks, Planes and Trains Oh My!

  1. The Turkeybird – Trucks, Planes and Trains Oh My!

  2. Gina says:

    Sounds like the Turkeybird really enjoys these! The simple text combined with colorful pictures are a easy go-to option for younger readers. Their attention is drawn to the page, and they are not inundated with too much information at that eary age…makes a great introduction to the world of reading (helps to show not all books are purely words and imagination…some have the pictures there for you already!). Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..Debut Author: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman =-.

  3. My toddler son has Planes. Yes, it is one of has favorite books. I love the page with “Milk” written in the sky.
    .-= Janelle @ Brimful Curiosities´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Newspaper Tree =-.

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