My nephews, (train fanatics from way back) were kind enough to be my guinea pigs for All aboard. We spent a long time following the track on the endpapers, which beautifully depict the events of the book.
There is a fabulous rhythm to the story. “Who wants to ride aboard a train? A train that rumbles through the rain, and into the fog, and under the moon… Hop on! The train is leaving soon.”
Check out All aboard! at Auckland Libraries.
Or buy All aboard! from Fishpond.