I Saw An Ant on the Railroad Track

I Saw An Ant on the Railroad Track

Book - 2006
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The liveliest rhythm and rhyme, and really cool art, carry children off on a captivating journey along the railroad tracks with a hungry little ant and the gentle giant of a switchman who cares for him.

Well, I saw an ant on the railroad track.
The rail was bright.
The ant was black.
He was walking along, tickety tack.
(That's the sound of an ant on a railroad track.)

What an entertaining trip this is! Children will delight in the playful and musical language, endearing and uniquely styled illustrations, and wonderfully warm story that make this picture book so special. When switchman Jack, eating lunch by his shack, spies an ant walking along the railroad track, he immediately gets worried: it's an eastbound ant on the westbound track, and that means a train could run SMACK into the little guy. He knows he has to do something to help... Youngsters will feel gratified and reassured by Jack's affection for the tiny creature: after all, they--just like the ant--are very small in a big world. And they'll really love the way the adorable little bug has the smarts to save itself!

Publisher: Sterling,� 2006
ISBN: 9781402721830
Branch Call Number: E P
Additional Contributors: Pamintuan, Macky


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YogiMumma Jul 30, 2012

Ds 7y/o loved this book and the illustrations. The rhyming was fun for him too! I took the other one back without reading it to them but I think that I will get it out!

Jan 24, 2012

Wonderful, poetic, lyrical and funny. I am so very impressed by this second "Ant" book by Joshua Prince. I read it to both my 6 and 8 year old, and they loved it. The illustrations are wonderful as well. Enjoy it!

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