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(2) PS Illustrated by Mick Wiggins. This companion to Trucks Roll! (and others) introduces trains' characteristics and typical journeys. Rhythmic, rhyming text smoothly incorporates terminology and technical details, while an energetic refrain--"Steam engine, / gas engine, / electric engine too. / Chooka-chooka! Vroom zoom! / Hssss! Whoo-oo-whoo!"--provides kid-pleasing opportunities for participation. Wiggins's posterlike digital illustrations of city scenes, dramatic natural landscapes, and in-station vignettes reward close observation with a few fantastical surprises.


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