Eliza (Children's Books) edited the description of Freight Train Tuesday, September 14, 2010.
"Clear bright illustrations show all the carsFreight Train is a very simple book with no real plot as such. It sets out to do only two things, both of which it does brilliantly: it begins to teach children to recognize primary colors and gives them a sense of what motion looks like, which is no easy task on a flat white page. Crews uses brightly colored, static pictures of train bringingcars to introduce the concept of different colors. He then photographically blurs the images to simulate motion, with little shading and no shadows. This flat visual graphic technique was innovative for children's books, and won him many awards. He shows the progression from day to night, and as readers move through the readerpages, they follow the excitement"motion" of movementthe train through daythe landscape until it disappears from the page and night, country and city."--Booklist.the book comes to an end. (1001 Children's Books - KD)
Shelfari edited the description of Freight Train Thursday, August 6, 2009.
"Clear bright illustrations show all the cars of a train bringing the reader the excitement of movement through day and night, country and city."--Booklist.