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Gus and Grandpa Ride the Train (Gus and Grandpa)

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Gus and Grandpa is "a witty, warm offering." --Publishers Weekly

When the train passes Grandpa's house, Gus is so excited that he runs outside to wave at the cars. He forgets all about Grandpa's dog, and Skipper escapes through the open gate. It takes Grandpa to get him back. Then, when Grandpa decides to look for Daddy's old toy train, Gus leaps into the act, and they are...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published April 15th 2000 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published 1998)
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Gus and Grandpa Ride the Train

Kindergarten-3rd grade

Catherine Stock illustrated this book using sketched, washed out water colors. The Grandpa looks kind and loving which gives the feel to the whole book. The pictures vary in size from page to page which makes it more interesting. Repetition plays a key role in this story such as using the word train, waved and Skipper. The sentences are cut up into small parts which will make it easier for the new reader to follow. The plot is full of affection...more
In the story book “Gus and Grandpa Ride the Train” Claudia Mills does a wonderful job at presenting a story in a simplistic way that is easily comprehensible by the audience intended. Mills forces the reader to recall parts from the beginning of the story at the end when Gus and Grandpa forget where the tickets are. I also enjoyed the way she had individual stories told with in each chapter that eventually all tied into the overall story at the end of the book. It flowed smoothly and it was an e...more
Feb 05, 2013 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
We've read almost all of the books in the Gus and Grandpa series by Claudia Mills and Catherine Stock. We've really enjoyed the series - the stories are simple and warm and speak volumes about intergenerational relationships. This is an touching story that touches lightly on the issue of old age and forgetfulness, although it certainly shows that Gus's grandpa is able to live independently.

The illustrations are soft watercolors, that have a timeless quality. This story also speaks to the relati...more
MCL. I liked the part where the dog sneezed and sneezed.
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Claudia Mills is the author of How Oliver Olson Changed the World, 7 x 9 = Trouble!, Being Teddy Roosevelt, and many other books for children. She was born in New York City in 1954. She received her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College, her master's degree from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University. She also received an M.L.S. degree from the University of M...more
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