Locomotive by Brian Floca
Brian Floca’s impressive art is the first thing that draws you to this book. The trim size is large and the gorgeous cover with a magnificent locomotive almost demands that you open the book. Once inside the endpapers grab you with information about the trains and locomotives you are about to read about or just finished reading about. It’s the story of westward expansion and how the strength of many created this cross country railroad system. It is the story of our country. Children will pore over this volume, soaking up everything they can from the pages filled with onomatopoeia and the nuts and bolts of trains. This book can turn any child into a train afficionado.