Rattle and Rap
"All aboard! All aboard! Bustle and fuss, bustle and fuss. Rumble, rumble, rumble, roll. Rattle and rap, clickety clack." There’s nothing like a visit to the sea, and what better way to get there than by train? Youngsters join in as the train whooshes through a tunnel, rattles across a level crossing, and rumbles along the track taking its passengers safely to their statio...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
(first published November 14th 2008)
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Apr 08, 2010 Jess Brown rated it 4 of 5 stars
What a great sound book! Excellent rhythm in this book that really mimics the feeling of a chugging train. The words all flow and fly and gallop across the pages as the illustrations show the train in all its different places and stages. Great read aloud for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, I think!
Dec 02, 2013 Heather Bowden rated it 2 of 5 stars
I would use this book to have the students use their imagination to add more words to the book. The book only has sounds that the train makes and how it looks to people and what the people are doing on the train. I would have the students make a story of it during a writers' workshop.
Apr 19, 2013 Samantha rated it 3 of 5 stars
Take a trip on a train. Torn paper collage illustrations and the familiar sounds of a train in motion give readers the feeling they're speeding down the tracks and through the city and countryside. A good read aloud for toddler and preschoolers.
Very cute picture book about trains, though it is in the non-fiction in our collection, this is a book for the very youngest, and honestly doesn't convey any information. As an informational book it is a failure, but as a picture book it is a win!
Feb 27, 2010 carissa rated it 3 of 5 stars
"All aboard! All aboard! Bustle and fuss, bustle and fuss. Rumble, rumble, rumble, roll. Rattle and rap, clickety clack." There’s nothing like a visit to the sea, and what better way to get there than by train?