I spy the Little Red Train: An adventure with first words
Board Book (Series)
Ages 2 to 4
Random House UK, 2006, 0-091-79854-X
Jack and Duffy are taking a long journey on the little red train and to pass the time they decide to play I spy. When the Little Red Train gets to the docks Duffy sees all kinds of things and he tries to tell Jack about them but Jack is too far away to hear. At the quarry Duffy sees some other interesting things but this time Jack cannot hear Duffy’s I spy words because it is too noisy. At long last the Little Red Train sets off for home and both Duffy and Jack agree that there is “always lots to see from the Little Red Train.”
Children will have not difficulty finding Duffy’s I spy words as they look at the wonderfully detailed illustrations that Benedict Blathwayt has created for this board book. Better still they and the grownups in their lives can play their own game of I spy, looking for things in the pictures and even making up little stories about the events which they see unfolding on the pages. Children will love exploring The Little Train’s world and will soon be clamoring for more books about his wonderful little locomotive.
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