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Choo Choo

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  114 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Choo-choo! The train is ready to leave. Turn the shaped pages and join in with all the noises the train makes as it travels through the woods, over the bridge, into the tunnel - and all the way to the seaside.
Board book, 16 pages
Published November 5th 2007 by Candlewick Press (first published May 5th 2007)
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Aug 14, 2008 Katie rated it it was amazing
The day I brought this home, we read it at least 6 times. The chunky cut-out pages are easy for little hands to turn, and the bright bold paintings are quite captivating. The text is simple, yet very dynamic, thanks to the action words (CHOO CHOO; CLACK CLACK; PUFF PUFF). Of Horacek's recent board book series (Beep Beep; Bird, Fly High) this is my favorite. The illustrations are more appealing, and the text reads more naturally and lends itself easier to elaboration and dialogue.
May 24, 2014 Asho rated it it was amazing
My son threw this book into our bag at the library a few weeks ago and I checked it out with some reservations, thinking that at 27 months he might be getting beyond the chunky board book stage. Turns out I was mistaken. He likes the simple text. The book has only a few words on each page, and I think at this point my kiddo has the book memorized. He always says the words of the last couple of pages along with me. He also really likes that the book's pages are cut out to match the scenery. The t ...more
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Apr 13, 2016 Karin Feeney-Cass rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
I don't write enough reviews of children's books but I wanted to take a minute to say how truly delightful "Choo choo" is. It's enjoyable for boys and girls alike and there is so much to talk about in Horacek's illustrations. The pages are fun to turn, the words are fun to read. It''s one of the few books I recommend for kids going through a train phase (no parts or characters to memorize!) We've had it for 9 years and it still delights.
Feb 17, 2014 Whitney rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite-toddler
Very short board book. It was fun making the noises for the choo-choo train. Cassie enjoyed this book.
Jul 06, 2016 Robin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jns
Great die-cut pages
Sep 09, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid-s-books, 1-2-yr
My 20 month old daughter LOVES this book. I cannot count how many times we've read it. She's always been fascinated with the trains near our house and said "woo-woo" when she heard them, but after this book, it is "dhoo-dhoo!" Just a few easy words per page, bright illustrations and peek-through cutouts really make it great for busy toddlers. I'd buy it since she loves it so much, but I know their tastes change quickly at this age.
Dec 22, 2013 Sylvester rated it it was amazing
4* art
5* story/concept

Squirt loves train sounds. And this book is clever - the holes for the tunnels are a big hit, as are the jagged mountains. Definitely a favorite.
Apr 02, 2012 Alisa rated it really liked it
Liam loves this little book. It's fun to find the ball at the end, and they love the pages with the holes cut out for the tunnels. We read it numerous times each day. And fun sounds of the train and cutouts of the countryside.
Aug 02, 2011 jacky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lib-lew, board-books
This is an alright train book. I did like that the pages are shaped to match the landscape, and the whole in the page for the tunnel. Otherwise the illustrations and text are just average.
Sep 27, 2008 Lucia rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents/teachers of babies and toddlers
Recommended to Lucia by: library
A great board book for read-aloud!! I love the way the pages are cut out to make it easier to turn the pages, and yet were part of the scenery/illustrations.
Jul 17, 2013 Leslie rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
My son is a big train fan, so he really enjoyed reading this again and again. I thought the pictures and page shapes of this board book were well done.
May 07, 2009 Wilder rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books

My 10 month old baby really likes this book! I wish you could ride the train through the mountains to the beach!
Aug 03, 2008 Tricia rated it really liked it
would be great for toddler's train time program. may recommend for storytelling collection.
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Jul 12, 2011 Allyson Foster rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful like book, sparce evocative words and beautiful illustrations.
Mar 25, 2010 Melanie rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
What a cute book with fun cut-outs in the pages!
Apr 19, 2010 Huda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: en-pic-books
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Petr Horáček is the author-illustrator of LOOK OUT, SUZY GOOSE and SILLY SUZY GOOSE, as well as RUN, MOUSE, RUN!; BIRD, FLY HIGH; A NEW HOUSE FOR MOUSE; and STRAWBERRIES ARE RED. He lives in England.
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