Chugga-Chugga Choo-choo

written by Kevin Lewis, illustrated by Daniel Kirk

A rhyming story about a toy freight train's day, from loading freight in the morning to retiring to the roundhouse after the day's work is done.

Chugga-chugga
choo-choo
Train is coming
Whoooooooo! Whooooooooo!

Bold, bright colors and a catchy rhyming text tell about a day in the life of a freight train. From morning to night, a train makes its journey: whistle blowing, "wheels a-turning," loading and unloading its freight. Illustrations reveal a toy train traveling through a child's room, past a teddy bear, a jack-in-the-box, and a cowboy on his horse. The artwork is quite clever; as the train goes "Into tunnels, underground," it travels under the bed, and "Across the river," crossing a bridge over an aquarium. The large typeface suits the simple text, and the repetitive refrain of "whoooooooo! whoooooooo!" actively involves the listeners.