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Bing, bing, bing! There's a railroad line being built between Granville and Denton. But with nearsighted Albert laying the tracks, the passengers had better hang on to their seats....

Title : Tracks
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ISBN : 9780688133436
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 403 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Tracks Reviews

  • Logan Schroeder
    2018-09-23 15:30

    This is a funny story about a railroad track layer who loses his glasses and is having trouble seeing. He doesn't have time to get a new pair. He lays the track around some cows that he thinks are giant rocks, and he weaves it through some pine trees that he thinks are mountains. It s is a good story for a laugh and I think that students who are aged 4 to 8 would enjoy it.

  • Erika Arechiga
    2018-10-06 14:32

    Albert, a railroad worker, has to lay a new track from Granville to Denton. His crew followed his every instruction, so when Albert accidentally breaks his glasses and tells the workers to lay tracks in odd places, they listen. He cannot see without his glasses, so water looks like the sky to him and cows like boulders. He orders his crew around and through these odd places, making for an arrange of railroad tracks. When the mayor and other people of the town ride it, they are in for a thrilling ride. I am a fan of Tedd Arnold's illustrations and his work on this book did not disappoint. He seemed to bring Albert's nervous personality through the pictures in a short time. The illustrations were hilarious because the characters are so animated and so many things are going in each page. I would enjoy reading this book to any grade because I feel like students would enjoy the illustrations. Not only that, but the text includes loud, action words, like THUD, that would be fun to read aloud with the class.

  • Anna Wendling
    2018-10-03 08:29

    A railroad construction manager breaks his glasses and cannot see where is is telling his builders to construct the new railroad through or in. The train tracks become quite an adventure to travel on as it goes through a pond and even right over a forest of trees. This is good for Preschool-3rd grade students.This book will make children laugh and smile as they see all the goofy places that the construction manager is telling his builder to lay the new railroad tracks.

  • Lydia
    2018-09-29 11:36

    This book honors the thinking behind, "It's all in how you 'see' things." In Albert's loss of sight, he was able to "see" a more exciting path for a railroad that left riders celebrating his "out of the box" thinking. Sometimes broken lenses aren't all bad. Good use of onomatopoeias!

  • Powers Family
    2018-10-15 14:52

    Fun story and illustrations

  • Meghan
    2018-10-07 12:46

    A great book to use when teaching description and onomatopoeia.

  • Melissa
    2018-10-01 14:46

    My boys loved this book when they were little!

  • Kathy
    2018-09-26 16:32

    This is a fun book to read. Albert's glasses break while he is trying to lay railroad track and it makes for one crazy ride.

  • Gala
    2018-09-28 08:55

    This was a funny book about a little man who would not admit that he could not see well enough to build a train track without his glasses.

  • Eugene Magee
    2018-09-24 08:54

    This is a fun-reads book. I believe a child would enjoy this book because of the spelling of different words, and the colorful illustrations that are used in the story.

  • Kim
    2018-09-30 11:42

    This is a fun romp with a straight shot between two towns but near-sighted Albert is laying the new train tracks. You may need to find this at your library because it might be out of print.