Chugga, chugga, choo! Trainbots are getting ready to make and deliver toybots for kids to play with, but it looks like the Badbots are sneaking and scheming to sabotage the delivery in this moving, grooving picture book.
From School Library Journal:Look at those Trainbots go! They’re busy getting the Toybots prepared for delivery to all the Boybots and Girlbots who are waiting for them. There is so much to do! The Trainbots saw, hammer, build, and hitch the train cars together. [...] The ending will make young children cheer for the heroes. This delightful, simple story is told in a fun rhyme that makes it a great read-aloud. The text is arranged perfectly so the illustrations are the main focus. The colors are vibrant and sharp. The illustrations are large and detailed—but not so much so that they are overwhelming. The size of the pictures and text makes this a perfect book for storytime. The Trainbots are expressive and have personality. Even though the Badbots do have a mischievous appearance, they are not too evil-looking for younger children. VERDICT The surefire combination of trains and bots make this a great selection for library collections and program planning.
From Foreword Reviews:Trainbots are trying to make a delivery of toybots to children, but the misbehaving badbots are doing all they can to sabotage the train. With inventive rhymes and colorful, action filled illustrations, Trainbotsdelivers fun to young children as surely as the title characters deliver toys to girls and boys. Most appropriate for ages 4 to 8, the book is likely to expand young vocabularies while entertaining kids with a silly story and amusing artwork.
Author: Miranda Paul, Joseph Bruchac, Naomi Shihab Nye, Kimberly Blaeser, 신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin, Ed DeCaria, Becky Shillington, Padma Venkatraman, Gwendolyn Hooks, Jane Yolen, Janice Scully, Charles Waters, Carole Lindstrom, Sylvia Liu, Carolyn Dee Flores, Sarvinder Naberhaus