I can make a train noise / by Michael Emberley and Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick.
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- ISBN: 0823444961 : SAL
- ISBN: 9780823444960 : SAL
- ISBN: 9780823444960
- ISBN: 0823444961
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 
"A Neal Porter Book."
"A girl transforms a cafe into a train by making train noises with words"-- Provided by publisher.
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 4 to 6. Holiday House.
Grades K-1. Holiday House.
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|Subject:||Railroad trains > Fiction.
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I Can Make a Train Noise
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A family walks into a cafÃ© beneath some train tracks, their daughter toddling close behind in a red winter coat and bright yellow hat with a pompom puff. Though the cafÃ© is crowded, its customers are either lost in their thoughts, which appear in gray-and-white bubbles, or having dull conversations on academics and the weather. This is the scene when the little girl announces, "I can make a train noise." Her parents don't pay much attention, as they find a table and get everyone situated, but the girl is undeterred. She repeats herself twice more, adding, "NOW!" With a whooshing motion, the cafÃ© transforms into a train on the go, the little girl at the controls with the customers her passengers. Illustrations using acrylic paint, pencil, and digital techniques combine to form snapshots of the impromptu journey down the tracks, powered by the little girl's imagination, her unchanging words chugging along beside the shifting scenes. Creative placement of words and the size of the font guides the reader's rhythm and volume, making reading aloud a must.
Publishers Weekly Review
I Can Make a Train Noise
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On a chilly afternoon, a white family makes their way into a crowded coffee shop under the train tracks. Their toddler, wowed by a train whooshing by overhead, announces, "I can make a train noise," then repeats, "I can make a train noise. I can make a train noise," ending the chant with an emphatic "Now!" The child's words mimic the chugga-chugga rhythm of the train, and they conjure up magic as the cafÃ©'s customers are swept away on a fantasy journey down the tracks. The chant continues straight through, varying in volume and velocity as the child pilots the train through scenery that, In the Night Kitchen--style, includes cookery and restaurant mainstays, such as ketchup and mustard bottles. Everyone is returned to the cozy cafÃ© transformed, as Fitzpatrick (Owl Bat Bat Owl) shows in thought bubbles that picture how the passengers' moods have lifted. Emberley (Baby's Firsts) celebrates the power of children to live in many worlds at once--and, at the same time, the power of trains to make journeys communal. Ages 4--6. Author's agent: Rick Richter, Aevitas Creative Management. Illustrator's agent: Eunice McMullen. (July)