My Freight Train
By Michael Rex
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805066821, 32pp.)
Publication Date: September 2002
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The boxcar is loaded and ready to go. All aboard!
"I have a freight train. I drive it all the time. I’m the engineer."
The freight train is all loaded up and ready to go. The engineer is at the controls. It’s his job to deliver the freight, and there is a lot of it. Cows and chickens are riding in the livestock car, furniture and toys in the boxcar. There is even a refrigerator car full of ice cream and bologna. Driving all this freight where it needs to go is a big job!
In this bright, active picture book, a little boy lives out the fantasy of driving his own freight train, down to the last accurate detail.
Michael Rex is not a freight train engineer, but he did learn a lot about trains while he was making this book. He is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children, including The Pie Is Cherry, The Painting Gorilla, My Race Car, and My Fire Engine. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.