Down by the Station

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Harcourt Brace, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Did you ever wonder who rides the zoo train early in the morning? Climb aboard and join the mischievous, sleepy, and playful baby animals on their way to the children’s zoo. The engineer has to get them there before the first busload of children arrives . . . but these baby animals just want to have fun! This delightful adventure full of mishaps, daring rescues, and a runaway red balloon has a cumulative text and playful animal noises that will have readers singing along--if they’re not racing to the zoo to ride the train themselves.

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User Review  - Holly N. - Goodreads

The use of animals and onomatopoeic words repeated throughout the narrative of Down by the Station by Will Hillenbrand makes for a fun and engaging story. It is a useful teaching tool for teaching ... Read full review

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User Review  - Monae - Goodreads

This book is an easy read for children. It is a song turned book that is fairly easy to remember. This book is filled with exploration as the train goes through the city Read full review

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About the author (1999)

WILL HILLENBRAND has written and illustrated many award-winning picture books, including The House That Drac Built by Judy Sierra and his own Down by the Station. He lives in Terrace Park, Ohio.

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