Brilliant, silly, and so much fun, I think I enjoy reading this to my five year old as much as he does. He asks for it nearly every night for bedtime. Who needs a pet dog when you can have a train? The story is clever, lyrical and paired perfectly with fantastic artwork. John Rocco is a favorite artist of mine. If you haven't checked out his Caldecott honor book, Blackout, it's most definitely worth it. Take a minute to read How to Train a Trainand share it with your favorite little person, girl or boy--you're sure to evoke an "AGAIN!" just like I did.