HEY! GET OFF OUR TRAIN by John Burningham
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HEY! GET OFF OUR TRAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A fine British author-illustrator blends several of his hallmarks in an effective plea for the environment. Sent brusquely to bed, a boy imagines a journey on his toy train, acquiring along the way a series of threatened animals who plead to be included (the seal says, ". . .people are making the water very dirty and they are catching too many fish, and soon there will be none of us left"). Meanwhile, the growing crew has fun--picnicking, playing ghosts, swimming, flying kites--each activity linked to the animals' plight. A neat surprise provides a chuckle at the end; mixed-media illustrations have Burningham's usual inimitable wit, beauty, and splendor.
Pub Date: March 1st, 1990
ISBN: 0517882043
Page count: 50pp
Publisher: Crown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1990




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