Two Little Trains

by Margaret Wise Brown

Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

On Sale: 24/02/2020


About the Book

“Skillfully designed and composed, Pizzoli's cheerful interpretation is thoroughly modern and charming. Swoonworthy for train lovers and preschoolers alike.” -Kirkus (starred review)

The classic picture book from Margaret Wise Brown about two trains and their cross-country journey from east to west, with a bold new look from Geisel Award–winning artist Greg Pizzoli.

Two little trains went down the track,

Two little trains went West.



Two little trains to the West.

A streamlined train and a little old train journey through hills and over mountains, crossing rivers and plains, in this treasured story from Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon. Reimagined with bold and vibrant art by Geisel Award–winning artist Greg Pizzoli, this updated edition is perfect for fans of things that go.

Makes for a great baby shower gift!

"Pizzoli's illustrations...add texture, vibrancy, and bring the journey to new life....Toddlers and preschoolers who love trains will delight in the tale while adults familiar with the original book will appreciate the opportunity to introduce it to a new generation."-School Library Journal ∗(starred review)∗

"The soothing clickity-clack of the late Brown's verse lulls as effectively as when it first appeared 70 years ago."-Publishers Weekly ∗(starred review)∗

“This is a storytime winner...Blocky clear shapes, vivid colors, and simple designs make each page burst with an energy that will appeal to the smallest child.”-Booklist

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062676511
  • ISBN 10: 0062676512
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 24/02/2020
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price: 34.99 AUD
  • Age: From 4 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Transport (Children's - Teenage)


Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). A graduate of Hollins College and the progressive Bank Street College of Education, she combined her literary aspirations with the study of child development. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes is unequaled. Her many classic books continue to delight thousands of young listeners and readers year after year.Muy pocos escritores de literatura infantil han logrado captar las emociones e inquietudes de la niñez como Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). Sus numerosos y ya clásicos libros y grabaciones continúan deleitando a lectores y oyentes de todas las edades.

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Greg Pizzoli is an author, illustrator, and printmaker. His picture books include The Watermelon Seed, Good Night Owl, Tricky Vic, and North, South, East, West which was also written by Margaret Wise Brown. When not travelling on trains, he can be found at home in Philadelphia with his wife, their dog, and two cats. Visit him at

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