A perfectly pitched bedtime story and counting book for sleepy train lovers, illustrated in dramatic 3D sculptures!
A little boy climbs into bed with a book and starts counting the train cars in it, between the engine and caboose. "Ten sleepy cars going clickety-clack," reads the refrain. But as the boy counts cars and gets sleepier and sleepier, his room looks more and more like one of the train cars from his book--the sleeping car, of course!
Rhythmically told by the author of the Froggy books, Sleep Train
is also stunning to look at. 3D illustrator, Lauren Eldridge, has sculpted an entire train full of intricate details. Part bedtime story, part counting book, part children's fantasy, Sleep Train
is a magical ride to dreamland.
April 3, 2018
Up to Kindergarten
Jonathan London is a poet, an adventurer, and the author of twenty-eight books about Froggy, as well as many other picture books and novels. The parents of two sons, he and his wife live in northern California.
Lauren Eldridge grew up in Fargo, North Dakota and studied landscape architecture, before turning her hands to model making. She now lives with her husband, two daughters, and their "beast" of a dog in Madison, Wisconsin. Find more about Lauren and how she works at laureneldgridge.com
Praise for Sleep Train:
“The rich and jewel-toned illustrations of the sky turning from orange to violet as the book progresses, and the soothing rhythm, make this a perfect bedtime story.” –School Library Journal
“Eldridge’s artwork is fully engrossing... a daytime delight for young railroad enthusiasts taking inspiration for their own layouts. Those will absorb the attention of young viewers who are less somnolent than their adults had hoped.” –BCCB
“London effectively uses repetitive sounds that echo both a train’s rhythm and the soothing sounds of a lullaby. Eldridge’s sculptural images create a fittingly dreamy world.” –Publishers Weekly