Toot, Toot! Chatham is a railroad town, and on Saturday, June 14, we plan to commemorate our train station's 100th birthday during the annual Fishawack Festival. We'll celebrate with exhibits of railroad memorabilia, displays of historical photographs, and an exciting attempt at the Guinness World Records mark for the most train whistles blown simultaneously at a single location!
Take a look at The Song of the Train, written by David McCord, performed by Parker, and featuring favorite train Thomas the Tank Engine. The poem makes good use of onomatopoeia-- words that sound like their meaning-- to describe the noise and motion of the train:
Reading the Rails in the LMC: Check out nonfiction picture book Locomotive by Brian Floca (385 FLO). The 2014 Caldecott Medal Winner imagines what passengers experienced as they traveled across plains and over mountains, journeying west on the brand new transcontinental railroad in 1869.
And now, Poetry Paraders, we come to the end-- or maybe the caboose-- of this blog post!