We recommend this book. It is a fun read aloud that captures the feel of a lazy country night shattered by a passing train. It is well written and the kids and I enjoy the way the author, Jim Aylesworth allows you to experience the sounds through his sing song use of onomatopoeia.
Thing 2 went up to bed this evening singing CLANG CLANG CLANG, RED ON, red off….
I’ve found that I am quite picky about the quality of illustrating and this book did not disappoint, Ted Rand brings the pictures to life beautifully!
Country Crossing was a great find for us at the local Goodwill but hardcover copies are available for around $2.50 at Amazon