Sunday, September 23, 2012

Railroad Hank by Lisa Moser

Railroad Hank must be related to Amelia Bedelia.  They're both long and lean and they both take everything literally...

Random House Children's Books sent me a copy of this picture book for review (thank you).  It will be published on Tuesday, so make a note to pick up a copy for your child's library.

I really liked this story.  It's pretty corny and you'll have to listen to your children singing the train song:  "Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Woo, Woo, Woo!  Show them how to play a train and send them outside to save your ears.

Granny Bett is depressed, so Railroad Hank tells the folks on his route that he's going to stop to see her and try to cheer her up.  One of the neighbors offers to send some eggs to her.  And that's where the trouble begins.  When Hank asked where the eggs come from, Missy May says "From my hens, of course."  So Railroad Hank takes some chickens!

The story goes on up the route with misinterpretations all along way and the train is pretty full when it arrives.  It also brings the rest of the neighbors on the route to Granny's house to retrieve their goodies.  It turns into a great big party!

What a cute way to teach children how to be sure they understand what they are told, how to share, and how to have a good time.  Why not share this cute story with your little one?

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Love books about trains and boats, both of which dad worked on. Just wish I had kept more of my kids books, especially now with him gone.
Looks like a wonderful story. Love the colorful cover.