Do You Like Trains? – Book Review & Gift Set Giveaway

Do You Like Trains? by Ann Tarpley Francesco – Book Review

Do you like children’s books that are filled with delightfully illustrated images of animals such as squirrels and raccoons, horses and cows, cats, dogs and swans?

Are you fascinated by trains that go fast and slow, that sometimes sit still, that go choo choo as they climb up a hill?

Do you love reading books that rhyme, books that make you look forward to storytime?

If so, then you are going to adore Do You Like Trains? – the second train-themed children’s book by author Ann Tarpley Francesco!

Do You Like Trains - Sample Page

Do You Like Trains tells the tale of a train-loving squirrel who cannot help but share the virtues of trains with his best bud, the raccoon in a fun rhyming style that is reminiscent of Dr. Seuss in his classic story, Green Eggs And Hams.

The illustrations by Rebecca Solow are just perfect for this story – they are soft, calming, yet colorful.

Do You Like Trains? is a pleasure to read (especially aloud, so you can play with the rhythm and rhyme) and is ideal for children ages 3 to 8 (and Dr. Seuss lovers of all ages!)

You can purchase this newly-released book on its own, but the best way to give this book is as part of the Do You Like Trains? Coloring Gift Set!

Do You Like Train Gift Set Extras

The Do You Like Trains? Coloring Gift Set is beautifully packaged in a festive organza draw-string bag that is perfect for gift-giving and includes the following items:

  • Do You Like Trains? – A delightfully illustrated 32-page hardcover book that teaches your child about trains while they follow the budding friendship of the squirrel and the raccoon characters.
  • An 8-pack box of Crayola brand crayons.
  • A coloring page featuring squirrel and raccoon OR a holiday train scene coloring page (when ordered during the holiday season).
  • Cut-out finger puppets coloring page of the beloved characters for acting out the book and just plain fun!

Ann’s first children’s book, The Gingerbread Train: Santa’s Secret Gift, is also available year-round as a book or a gift-set for your child’s reading pleasure.

Do You Like Trains is a delightful book that offers an enjoyable reading experience for everyone!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Book Trailer: Do You Like Trains?


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There is nothing more exciting than sharing our love of books with our friends at Create With Joy, so we’d like to kick off the new year by offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win a copy of the Do You Like Trains? Coloring Gift Set!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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22 Responses to “Do You Like Trains? – Book Review & Gift Set Giveaway”

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  1. samantha says:

    I think that it is so adorable and would be great for my 5 year old to read. He is just starting to read and so excited about it. I want him to keep that love for books forever!

  2. Annie Douglass Lima says:

    This looks like a really fun book! I would love to give it to my niece and nephews as a gift. They all love trains!

  3. Kelleyn says:

    Looks like a cute book!

  4. Ken Ohl says:

    I think this looks like a lot of fun for my niece and nephew

  5. Linda says:

    You can go wrong with trains and critters!

  6. dana germain says:

    My nephew loves trains I’d be excited to share this book with him

  7. Joanne Viola says:

    This looks like a book my granddaughter would very much enjoy. Thank you for sharing about it and for the giveaway opportunity.

  8. Shaye says:

    Awww. What a cute book! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway. I think my daughter and son would love this!

  9. Pat says:

    What a wonderful set of books! I agree that rhyming helps children learn more easily and makes reading fun. My younger grandchildren would love this set!

  10. My son loves trains so much! He would love this giveaway!

  11. Sue D says:

    This would be great for when my grandchildren come over.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  12. Audrey Stewart says:

    My son loves trains. He never realized how big they were until we took him to train station. He flipped out at first, then was fine after that.

  13. Audrey Stewart says:

    I don’t know if my comment went through.

    • Create With Joy
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      Just approved it Audrey – thanks for entering – I have to manually approve everything due to spam and sometimes it takes a few days to get to them due to scheduling and quantity! 🙂

  14. Anna says:

    It looks so cute and would be perfect for my cousin’s son! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  15. Nina Lewis says:

    What a fun book! Our grandsons took a train ride (with their parents!) last summer and really had loads of fun.

  16. Cindy says:

    My grandsons would LOVE this.

  17. NANCY says:

    Such an adorable book. Love the artwork.

  18. Jenni says:

    This sounds like such a fun read. Kids love rhyming picture books and the gift set sounds so cool! Thanks for the giveaway.


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