Tuesday, November 5, 2019

SANTA AND THE GOODNIGHT TRAIN by June Sobel. Illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith.   New York:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.  32p.  ISBN 978-1328-618405 hc. $17.99      PreS-Gr.1      E PIC

If you enjoyed reading THE GOODNIGHT TRAIN (2006) and THE GOODNIGHT TRAIN ROLLS ON! (2018), you will want to find a copy of the newest Christmas Eve edition.  The train conductor once again rounds up the excited passengers, who are treated to sightings of Santa's sleigh and reindeer as they pass through a village of gingerbread houses.  After reaching their North Pole destination, the goodnight train returns the sleepy children back to their homes.  The rhyming story is accompanied by gorgeous illustrations in bright colors that make readers want to ride the train themselves.  Sweet dreams!
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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