Review: Steam Train, Dream Train

Steam Train, Dream Train
by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Published by Chronicle Books (April 16, 2013)
Ages 4-6

My Rating: 4 Stars

I recently picked up a copy of Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker because I’ve discovered I’m a fan of the illustrator, Tom Lichtenheld. Much like he does in Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry, Lichtenheld captures the feeling of the story and elevates the entire experience of Steam Train, Dream Train.

When the steam train pulls into Night Falls station, the happiest-looking animal crew gets to work loading the cars with toys, balls, sand and more. Each item is placed into its proper train car, and when the train is all loaded up, the animal crew begins to tuck themselves in for the night. The train pulls out of the station and then it is time to say, “Goodnight.”

Steam Train, Dream Train is a lovely story with rhyming text that subtly calms the mind with the loading of each car. The illustrations are both colorful and soothing – the perfect balance between engaging and dreamy that makes for a good bedtime story.

What’s your favorite bedtime story? Share with me in the comments section.

Click here to read my review of Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld.

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