All Aboard! by Andrew Kolb and Nichole Mara is SUCH a treat! I love a book that kids can get down on the floor and play with, and All Aboard! is just that kind of book. Open the cover and unfold the pages to extend the train, then lift the flaps to see who is in each train car. The text tells a bit about each car and gives readers something to search for in each fantastic illustration. The backside of all the pages make one long illustration that is the view from the window of the train.
Kolb packs each vibrant illustration with humorous details, from a giraffe doing yoga to a frog prince to a luchador. One character, the little boy in the yellow shirt we see boarding the train on the cover, walks through the train cars and is in every picture. And ever train car has arrows and numbers on the floor, letting readers know which direction the story is moving in. I loved poring over Kolb's illustrations and discovered something new every time. All Aboard! is a stellar book that any kid will love and it makes a standout gift any time of year.
Source: Review Copy