Weekends with Gage- the train obsession

train 1Gage has always loved trains but these past few weeks he can talk of little else. It’s his favorite thing at the library so I can usually peruse the picture books and watch him at the same time, knowing he is unlikely to stray from the tracks. So, we have a rotating train book collection. These three are our current train reading material.

We’ve had The Little Engine That Could for months.  Our library lets you renew things as long as no one else has requested it.  It was his first introduction to the train funnel.  This morning when  my mom went to wake him up he opened his eyes, looked over at her, and said ‘funnel’.  Yea, kid’s got trains on the brain.

My Little Train is a nighttime favorite for Gage.  Even though I have and do read it to him, he considers this Daddy’s book.  It’s cute.

I just picked up Freight Train last week and Grandma has already had to read it, oh maybe a few dozen times since she arrived on Thursday.

Today, I’ll be making another trip to the library to find some replacement train books.  Any good recommendations out there?

One more way we keep the addict addicted is to take him to the kiddie park every two weeks where he gets to choose from a half dozen rides, but his favorites remain the two train ones.  All aboard the crazy train! These pics are from last night.

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23 thoughts on “Weekends with Gage- the train obsession

  1. bermudaonion (Kathy) says:

    Our great nephew loved trains too but I’m not sure what books they read to him.

    My mother used to read The Little Engine that Could to Vance – when she got to a certain spot in the book, he would slam his hand down and shout, “No!” We never could figure out why but my mom has not been able to get rid of that book.

  2. Word Lily says:

    We have The Little Engine that Could, and at this point A just likes to point out all the trains and make train sounds. I remember it from when I was a kid, too.

    Here’s a list I got from another mom:
    Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Rinker
    Trains Lift and Look by Felicity Brooks
    Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Kevin Lewis
    Freight Train by Donald Crews
    Trains by Byron Barton

  3. The Many Thoughts of a Reader says:

    We have The Pony Engine which is basically The Little Engine that could but a train on the way to the circus. It was my brothers when he was a kid. My child also loves trains and will sit through The Little Engine That Could for hoursssss. We also have The Potty Train which is about potty training and a trains, There’s also My Big Train book and we have Thomas the train 123 book and Thomas ABC book.

  4. Gage's Grandma says:

    He loves his trains and books. It so fun to read to him because after the first reading he can usually tell me the story! It is a real joy to go to the Kiddie Park and watch him on the rides.

  5. Literary Feline says:

    I love our train museum. It’s about time we visit again, especially as the weather cools down. I love how Gage is so passionate about trains! He’s so adorable. 🙂

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