Monday, May 17, 2021

MR. COMPLAIN TAKES THE TRAIN by Wake Bradford. Illus. by Stephan Britt.  New York: Clarion Books, 2021. 32p.  ISBn 978-054482981-7 hc. $17.99     Gr. K-2     E PIC

Mr. Complain can't seem to catch a break.  First of all, his train is late.  When he boards, there's nowhere to put his luggage, his seat isn't comfortable, and the other passengers (all animals) are objectionable.  He finally finds a pleasant space in the dining car, before being jostled about as the train chugs uphill and downhill and goes through a tunnel to reach his destination.  Upon reaching the final stop in Dullsville, Mr. Complain changes his tune about the train ride.  All text is in speech bubbles, supplementing the graphic story.  This is one rollicking story!
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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