Title: 火車快跑 (huo3 che kuai4 pao3)/Freight Train
Authors: Donald Crews (著/唐諾 克魯斯，譯：劉思源)
Level: Beginning Reader, Zhuyin, Picture Book, Fiction
Summary: This book is a Chinese translation of Freight Train by Donald Crews. First, we read about all the different types of railroad cars on the train. They are also listed by color. Then we follow the train as it makes its journey across the rails and goes faster and faster.
5 Minute Review: This book is super easy and fun to read. Gamera (5yo) read it very quickly and loved the pictures and story. It helped that both Gamera and Cookie Monster (7yo) heard this story often when they were attending Chinese preschool.
Gamera recognized most of the words and the ones she didn’t (or forgot), she sounded out easily with zhuyin. In fact, I am pleased with how well she did – even though I know it is a simple and easy to read book.
Plus, the illustrations are beautiful and dreamy and I find them to be my favorite part.
Below is a video of Gamera reading an excerpt from 火車快跑 (huo3 che kuai4 pao3)/Freight Train.