About the Book
Tootle the train, star of one of the bestselling Little Golden Books of all time, chugs into his first Step into Reading book!
Fans of Tootle the train will now be able to read about him all on their own! This Step 1 Step into Reading title has been adapted for early readers from the original Little Golden Book story. Freshly illustrated in the style of the earlier book, which was written by Gertrude Crampton and illustrated by Tibor Gergely, this sweet tale about Tootle—and the important lesson he learns at Train School—is the perfect addition to the Step into Reading line.
Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.
About the Author
GERTRUDE CRAMPTON (1909–1996) was a teacher who wrote the classic Little Golden Books Tootle and Scuffy the Tugboat. TENNANT REDBANK (adapter) worked for many years as an editor in children’s publishing, and is a prolific author of books for children.
SUE DiCICCO is a prolific children’s book illustrator as well as a sculptor. Born in Southern California, she attended CalArts, then worked for Disney and other studios as an animator before opening her own studio. Sue recently illustrated Random House’s Step into Reading titles featuring the six most classic Little Golden Book characters.