Jumpin A Freight Train - Christian Lancry, Jacques Mercier - Road Stories (CD, Album)

The skinnier of the two, whose name was Keith, had a wispy goatee. The train slowed down as it entered the rail yard but was still travelling at close to ten miles per hour as we ran alongside an empty flatcar. Keith lunged for the short ladder at the rear of the car and made it look easy as he clambered aboard. By God, I thought, I did it at last!

Soon we were hurtling through the countryside at 50 miles per hour. As we came to the outskirts of the city, Bulldog began coaching me on the proper technique for dismounting a freight train on the fly. Watching him read the phrase "gondola car" was just wonderful! The drawings were very detailed, which excited my son -- he loved being able to point out the couplers and various other train components. He also really loved how the colors blurred to show the train in motion.

The book itself is pretty sturdy, too. It gets a lot of use at our house, and it's still in one piece! I have read this book so many times to my 5-month-old daughter, I have it memorized. It's great for introducing colors. It's a quick read, so it doesn't require a lot of your little one's attention.

The illustrations are simple and have been catching her eye since she was 3-months-old. It's definitely a favorite in our household. I was not compensated for this review. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. This is a fairly simple book - most pages have only a few words on them e.

I was a bit disappointed when I got it as I thought it would be too simple for my just-turned three year old. However, he surprised me in terms of how much he enjoyed it and how often he asked me to read it. By the way, don't expect them to learn anything about colour mixing from it though - the carriages are the colours of the rainbow and in the pictures where the train moves the colours blur into eachother - however my son has shown absolutely no interest in this aspect!

An every night read for my 2 year old! He simply loves this book, and trains. In combination with playing with his train sets he has learnt not only the colours, and more details of the trains, but concepts of under, over, through as well.

Simple, yet effective. Report abuse. My grandson loves this book. Very simple and colourful with a little story. My son loved this as a child, and wanted it for his own son two years old. He loves trains at the moment, and It has immediately become a favourite.

He is also learning the colours. Simple and brilliant. Now in the military flying whirly-copters, he used to be the one guy well, actually I could pretty much always count on Terry too who would always be in for a crazy plan.

It was a strange declaration. He continued to tell us that they intended to jump onto a moving freight train, but had gotten bored waiting for a train, had a little bonfire by the tracks, and then gave up and came home.

It sounded uneventful, but fun in it's own right. The next night they came by again and said that they were about to go back to the tracks to try to catch a train. Normally quite a risk taker, jumping on to a moving freight train seemed a bit excessive. They hadn't run into one the night before, though, so I assumed we would end up just hanging out by the tracks.

It seemed interesting enough. We drove to the tracks and sat down on the gravel. We were situated at a corner in the track which was immediately followed by a bridge. We determined that if we actually made it onto a train we would need to climb high on it to avoid being squished by the bridge. Five minutes later I thought I heard a train. Nothing in sight. Then it came around the bend. Crap - I hadn't really thought this one through.

It was still in the distance, its headlights staring us down. As it came closer it became louder and bigger by the second. I thought that I knew just how massive a train was, but I was wrong. It was awe inspiring. When it was fifty feet away we were deafened by the sound of brakes screeching. The gravel shook below our feet. As the engine passed us, I could see the sparks coming off the breaks.

I laughed. There was no way anyone was going near that train. He was. He caught up to it, grabbed on to a ladder on the side of the train and pulled himself up. I couldn't believe it. He scrambled up the ladder and disappeared into the night. There was absolutely no way I was going to let him have this story unless I had it too. At this point you might ask "if Austin jumped off a bridge, would you jump off a bridge too?

So sure was I that we wouldn't actually be jumping train, I wore flip flops to the event. They'd have to do. I started racing over the loose gravel towards the train. As I got about ten feet away I stopped and laugh uncontrollably. The train was so awesome that it didn't seem real. Can't go wrong with a Caldecott honor picture book! Nicely done Donald Crews! I'm an early intervention teacher and this book is one of the favorites for my kids. Trains tend to be pretty popular for this age, so there is interest from the start.

I like how it brings in concepts such as color, speed "fast! At the end into the book. The pictures are bright and engaging and my kids usually won't stand for a single look through Its at least two to three times at least!

When this book first arrived, I had a WTF moment of "what is this? The illustrations are simple, so we can't spend a lot of time pointing out small details.

There are very few words on each page--truly just a handful throughout, so it's not about the text. Instead, I read the book with sound effects--mimicking the sound of the train slowly chugging on the tracks and speeding up. The tunnel, bridge and city portions have a different sound too, especially the city where the train must blow its horn over and over again to warn city dwellers that the train is passing through, and as the train speeds through the night and to its destination, I modulate my tone and my sound effects become softer and softer until we work up to the "Gone" which I say in a whisper.

My son loves the overall effect of the pictures with my sound effects, and he gets very excited about reading the book. This book isn't for everyone, but we like it a lot at our house. When I ordered this book, I somehow failed to realize that this listing is for an oversized version.

I was surprised when an enormous box was delivered to our house. Seriously, this book is HUGE. It's maybe around 1 foot tall x 2 feet wide. It's unwieldy and hard to read, particularly since it's softcover, so the whole thing is just really floppy.

But that was my mistake in ordering, so I'm not factoring the ridiculous size into my star rating. Overall, this is a great book.

The illustrations and text are very simple and there's something about the artwork that is unique and pleasing. It simply shows the different types of cars on a freight train, and how the train covers lots of ground on it's journey.

It goes through tunnels, over bridges, through mountains, and travels night and day. This book is tons of fun for kids, but not super-fun for adults. It's a bit boring to read, in my opinion. Other Donald Crews' books include "Airplane" and "Truck.

One fun aspect of his books is that some of the same vehicles repeat. At the end into the book. The pictures are bright and engaging and my kids usually won't stand for a single look through Its at least two to three times at least!

When this book first arrived, I had a WTF moment of "what is this? The illustrations are simple, so we can't spend a lot of time pointing out small details.

There are very few words on each page--truly just a handful throughout, so it's not about the text. Instead, I read the book with sound effects--mimicking the sound of the train slowly chugging on the tracks and speeding up. The tunnel, bridge and city portions have a different sound too, especially the city where the train must blow its horn over and over again to warn city dwellers that the train is passing through, and as the train speeds through the night and to its destination, I modulate my tone and my sound effects become softer and softer until we work up to the "Gone" which I say in a whisper.

My son loves the overall effect of the pictures with my sound effects, and he gets very excited about reading the book. This book isn't for everyone, but we like it a lot at our house. When I ordered this book, I somehow failed to realize that this listing is for an oversized version. I was surprised when an enormous box was delivered to our house. Seriously, this book is HUGE. It's maybe around 1 foot tall x 2 feet wide. It's unwieldy and hard to read, particularly since it's softcover, so the whole thing is just really floppy.

But that was my mistake in ordering, so I'm not factoring the ridiculous size into my star rating. Overall, this is a great book. The illustrations and text are very simple and there's something about the artwork that is unique and pleasing.

It simply shows the different types of cars on a freight train, and how the train covers lots of ground on it's journey. It goes through tunnels, over bridges, through mountains, and travels night and day. This book is tons of fun for kids, but not super-fun for adults. It's a bit boring to read, in my opinion. Other Donald Crews' books include "Airplane" and "Truck. One fun aspect of his books is that some of the same vehicles repeat.

For example, one page of the book "Airplane" shows a landscape in which the rainbow-colored freight train is shown in the distance. My child was really tickled when he noticed it and recognized it as the same train from this book.

This book is special to my family. When my younger son was a toddler, we checked it out at the local library. My son became so attached I eventually joined the local library club in order to buy our own copy. Now he is 33 with a two year old of his own and the book has passed to the next generation! I purchased this kindle version and you can't imagine how big the smile on my grandson's face when he realized I had his book on screen.

Feb 26,  · >>Freight train freight train going so fast > >I may have this confused with another song (country music has *lots* of songs >about trains!) but I'm thinking "Freight Train Boogie," recorded by the >Delmore Brothers in and by Red Foley in There's also a song called >"Freight Train" by Jim & Jesse but it came out in and wasn't.

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  1. Chris Lancry. Road Stories: Of The Border / Chevy Shuffle / Waltzing Laura Bell / Road Stories / Tale Of A Hobo / On The Road / Railroad Vagabond / Jumpin' A Freight Train / Autumn In Blue / Passin' The Hat / Chewin' The Fat / Way Back Home Musiciens: (Jacques Mercier), CD Carrere ; Liens externes.
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  5. "Dude, were down by the train tracks all night!" It was a strange declaration. He continued to tell us that they intended to jump onto a moving freight train, but had gotten bored waiting for a train, had a little bonfire by the tracks, and then gave up and came home. It sounded uneventful, but fun in it's own right.
  6. Freight train freight train goin' so fast Freight train freight train goin' so fast Please don't tell what train I'm on So they won't know where I've gone. Freight train, freight train, comin' round the bend Freight train, freight train, gone again One of these days turn that train around Go back to my hometown. Freight train freight train goin.
  7. This article is full of fun and engaging activities based on Freight Train by Donald Crews– a classic children’s story book that packs a lot of learning opportunities for readers! The story Freight Train may already be considered a classic children’s book. It is highly recommended for children because of the simplicity of the story yet it packs a lot of learning opportunities.
  8. Donald Crews es el renombrado autor de dos libros merecedores del premio Caldecott, Tren de carga (Freight Train) y School Bus. Vive con su esposa, Ann Jonas, cerca del Río Hudson, en Nueva York. Donald Crews is the renowned creator of many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Books Freight Train and Truck. He and his Reviews:

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