How to Train a Train

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How to Train a Train
Written by Jason Carter Eaton
Format: Board Book
ISBN-10: 0763688991
ISBN-13: 9780763688998
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How to Train a Train

author: Jason Carter Eaton
illustrator: John Rocco

Finding advice on caring for a dog, a cat, a fish, even a dinosaur, is easy. But what if somebody’s taste in pets runs to the more mechanical kind? What about those who like cogs and gears more than feathers and fur? In this spectacular book, kids who love locomotives (and what kid doesn’t?) will discover where trains live, what they like to eat, and the best train tricks around—everything it takes to lay the tracks for a long and happy friendship. All aboard!

“Train and pet enthusiasts alike will delight. . . . This affectionate sendup communicates all the exasperation, responsibility, and rewards of having a pet.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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0763688991 /  9780763688998
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Board Books / Board Book
age range:
2 yrs - 5 yrs
# of pages/size:
28 / 7" x 8 3/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Kindergarten
Imagination & Play; Transportation; Concepts; Animals;
author’s comments:
Jason Carter Eaton is the author of the picture book The Day My Runny Nose Ran Away and the YA novel The Facttracker. He has written for such diverse venues as McSweeney’s, Cartoon Network, MGM, and BBC Radio and has done extensive work at 20th Century Fox animation, Blue Sky Studios, where he received story credit for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Jason Carter Eaton lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife, two kids, dog, cat, and pet steam engine.
illustrator’s comments:
John Rocco is the illustrator of The Flint Heart, a 2011 abridgment crafted by Katherine and John Paterson from the 1910 Eden Phillpott fantasy. John Rocco’s picture book Blackout earned him a 2012 Caldecott Honor. His other picture books include Fu Finds the Way, Wolf! Wolf!, and Moonpowder. He is the jacket artist for Rick Riordan’s best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and collaborated with Whoopi Goldberg on the picture book Alice. He was previously creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering and served as preproduction director at Dreamworks for the film Shrek. John Rocco lives in Brooklyn.
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