TRAIN MAN by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha (Holt, March 2012)is a perfect book for any child who dreams of becoming a train engineer. A young boy plays with his trains and imagines what it will be like to become a train man. He will drive the train up mountains delivering passengers safely. Of course, he will take along his little brother, too, so he can also become a train man when he grows up. <32>
HELP ME LEARN ADDITION by Jean Marzollo with photographic illustrations by Chad Phillips (Holiday House, March 2012) addresses basic math concepts with numbers from 0-20. Clear photographs allow readers to count and "manipulate" puppets, chicks, and other objects as they learn the various ways numbers can operate in addition.