Snakes on a Train
An adorable board book full of sibilant sounds and other word play, Kathryn Dennis' Snakes on a Train is as fun for parents as it is for children, and sure to be a read-aloud hit.
The conductor takes the tickets
as the snakes start crawling on.
The tracks are checked,
the whistle blows. It's time to move along.
Hissssssssssss goes the sound of the train.
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"[A] delightful panoply of sounds, shapes, and train-riding snakes ... Train-crazy kids will get a kick out of seeing serpents guide the train's journey, from the switcher snake that gets the locomotive on the right track to the "brakesnake" that brings things to a necessary halt. The snakes are adorable as they play cards, read books, and stick their pink tongues out to lick ice-cream cones. At book's end, the train rests with a sssh for the night, the snakes curl up and sleep, and the stars form a lovely S.... Silly, sibilant, and smart."-- Booklist magazine
"A cute, concise, and versatile choice for all toddler and early preschool collections."--School Library Journal
"[A]new variant on the perennially popular combination of trains and picture books; in this title, a simple trek on the tracks gains momentum from the giggle-worthy passengers and crew who enjoy the ride in a way only legless, armless, tubular critters can. Recommended."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books