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C IS FOR CABOOSE by Chronicle Books


Riding the Rails from A to Z

by Chronicle Books

Age Range: 5 - 9

Pub Date: April 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-8118-5643-7
Publisher: Chronicle

Billed as a companion volume to A Is for Astronaut (2006), this alphabet text geared toward train lovers also blends bold vintage-style illustrations and historical photographs to present the colorful past of railroading. All 26 letters are displayed prominently in red, and generally one letter is featured per page, although some prominent letters are featured as double-page spreads. Each letter corresponds with one to three railroading concepts, such as “D” paired with “Depot” and “Dining Car,” and each of these concepts feature a short descriptive statement. A short “Caboose Quiz,” its answers and a playful scoring system are featured on the back inside flap of the book jacket to test readers’ retention. A handsome volume that will toot the horn of train enthusiasts both young and old. (Picture book. 5-9)