Word of the day-onomatopoeia-and my book pick of the day.

Country CrossingWe 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

Find what books other kids have enjoyed (and don’t forget to link up) at 5 Minutes for Books  Kids’ Picks carnival the 3rd Tuesday of each month.



Filed under Book Blab, Children & Kids at Heart

5 responses to “Word of the day-onomatopoeia-and my book pick of the day.

  1. This sounds like a great book. My son loves cars and trains it sounds like something he would like, I will have to check it out.

  2. Oh, what a fun, fun word to say, onomatopoeia! (But not as fun to spell!) This sounds like a very fun book. Thanks for sharing!

  3. That looks like one we’d really love. ANd yes, I’m all for Goodwill finds!

  4. It is always fun to see what the kids pick. Sometimes I’m surprised and other times I grumble 🙂 This one I was pleased to read over and over!

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