A whimsical guide to training a “pet train” instructs young enthusiasts about important issues including where trains live, what they like to eat, and how to get them to perform the best train tricks.
I really like How To Track a Truck (part of the same series,) so I was honestly a little disappointed with this one. It’s still good, but not nearly as clever or punny as How To Track a Truck and the illustration of a little girl “cornering” a train looks a little bit too much like just standing in front of a train on the tracks for my comfort as a mother.
Jason Carter Eaton is the bestselling author of numerous children’s books, including Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians!, The Catawampus Cat, How to Train a Train, How to Track a Truck, and the middle grade novel The Facttracker. Jason currently lives with his family in Westchester, NY where they have popped may awesome bubbles together.
John Rocco (www.roccoart.com) studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and The School of Visual Arts. In addition to writing and illustrating four of his own picture books, including the Caldecott Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling Blackout, he has created all of the cover art for Rick Riordan’s best-selling Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus series. He has also illustrated books by Whoopi Goldberg and Katherine Patterson. Before becoming a full-time children’s book creator, he worked as an art director on “Shrek” for Dreamworks, and for Disney Imagineering. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.