Where Do Steam Trains Sleep At Night? by Brianna Caplan SayresWhere Do Steam Trains Sleep At Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres

Where Do Steam Trains Sleep At Night?

byBrianna Caplan SayresIllustratorChristian Slade

Board Book | June 27, 2017

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Take the train to dreamland with this board book version of the chugging bedtime tale, the perfect companion to Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? and Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night?

Have you ever wondered what little trains do when it’s time for bed? Same things you do! Steam trains, freight trains, subways—and more!—wash up, have a snack, load their teddies for storytime, and get rocked to sleep by mommy and daddy trains beneath a blanket of stars. Little one-track-mind train lovers will be tickled to see how bedtime is just the same for their favorite vehicles as it is for them.
 
“Train lovers will be sure to take this bedtime read for a ride.” —School Library Journal
BRIANNA CAPLAN SAYRES didn’t know a breakdown train from a roundhouse—until her three-year-old fell in love with Thomas the Tank Engine! Now Brianna and her husband are busy chugging along with their two boys in Seattle. She is the author of Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? and Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night?, both illustrated by C...
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Title:Where Do Steam Trains Sleep At Night?Format:Board BookDimensions:26 pages, 7.5 × 6 × 0.66 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553521004

ISBN - 13:9780553521009

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"Sayres and Slade move naturally from their truck lullaby, Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? (2012), to this nighttime serenade to all things train. In gentle scenes that reflect the colors of the setting sun or are lightened by the stars and moon under a dusky-blue sky, anthropomorphized trains prepare to bed down for the night. "Where do snowplow trains sleep / after all the tracks are clear? / Do their moms say, ‘Plow your toys, kids— / bedtime's almost here'?" The rhyming verse and illustration pair to make clear to readers the job of each train: the monorail's heavy-lidded eyes look toward the airport it services, and the subway rests under a brightly lit and busy city street reminiscent of Times Square. Trains include steam, passenger, freight, fire, high-speed, and breakdown trains as well as trolleys, and the ending suitably places most around a roundhouse under their blanket of stars…before a turn of the page reveals a boy and a girl asleep in their twin beds, their toy trains and tracks laid out in an otherwise pristine bedroom. Pair this with Kevin Lewis' Chugga-chugga Choo-choo, illustrated by Daniel Kirk (1999), for more train fun. Thanks to the popularity of Thomas the Tank Engine, hopeful engineers will want to be able to identify the many different types of trains, and their out-of-the-know adults will appreciate this inclusive primer. ——Kirkus Reviews