Choo Choo, a shiny black engine, is tired of pulling heavy coaches, so one day she takes off on an adventure.
The adventures of a beautiful little locomotive who decided to run away from her humdrum duties. "Told in rhythmic prose, with many sound effects. Illustrated with amusing, vigorous drawings in black and white." -- Wilson Children's Catalog
A beautiful new hardcover edition of Burton's classic is available now in full color and comes with a bonus audio download code to hear the story read by the author's son, Aris Burton Demetrios.
Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.
Target Age: 4-7
hardcover in full color: 0.5" H x 10.5" L x 7.9" W
paperback: 0.21" H x 10.21" L x 7.49" W