Reviews (Plus): Steam Train, Dream Train – Colors & 1-2-3

Bookshelf Blurb: Awesome follow-ups Steam Train, Dream Train. Vibrant pictures and clever rhymes. An easy book to read aloud.

America’s Review:

Steam Train Dream Train Colors 9781452149158_6720d Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld created Steam Train, Dream Train and it was one of my boy’s favorite stories. They are fans of the author/illustrator team, because they will still ask for Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site, even though they are way too old for me to read to them. I had my 2-year-old nephew in mind when I discovered and bought the Steam Team, Dream Team companion board books offering two new learning opportunities: colors and numbers.

EachSteam Train Dream Train 123 9781452149141_fb3f9 book features creative rhymes with fun and colorful characters. Although board books are perfect for reading while waiting for a doctor’s visit or in quiet whispers during church, these are also great to read before bedtime. I love books that are sturdy, easy to shove in my purse and keep my children entertained–silent when they need to be.

In the classroom:

These aren’t really classroom books, but instead are books for you to enjoy with your child, grandkids or nephews. They are climb-into-my-lap books to share beautiful teaching moments. Colors and numbers are instrumental in a child’s development and with your help (and some awesome books) you can help your child’s brain grow.


Steam Train, Dream Train Colors by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld (Chronicle Books | 9781452149158 | March 1, 2016)

Steam Train, Dream Train 1-2-3 by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld (Chronicle Books | 9781452149141 | March 1, 2016)

America Grelinger

America Grelinger doesn’t mind if you call her Ms. America. It makes her head swell and she loves the title. America is a former English teacher and has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, now retired to raise two crazy little boys who think the funniest thing on the planet is to burp and toot… which is why she reads. Because it’s cheaper than counseling. Amy and her husband live with those two crazy little boys in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.