My Little Square Book of Railroad Tank Cars

My Little Square Book of Railroad Tank Cars

by Bob Shepherd




Designed to the 8-1/2" square format, My Little Square Book of Railroad Tank Cars is simple to read and factually educational in its content. This full-color, 32-page, children's book presents a fascinating look at tank cars in the nonfiction genre. Entertaining and informative, children learn how to identify the parts of a tank car; the definition of a tank car; how tank cars were used for specialized purposes, such as for the transportation of liquids and gases like compressed gas, liquid gasoline, and oil; how to identify independent tank cars versus those owned and operated by the railroads; how tank cars are cleaned and sanitized; how tank cars are loaded and unloaded; and a glossary of tank car and railroading terms. Children who love trains will love this little book not only because of the knowledge it imparts to them, but because they can take pride in disseminating the knowledge gained to their friends, schoolmates, and even to older acquaintances who know little about railroad tank cars. This book about railroad tank cars is the fifth volume in a complete set of My Little Square Book titles listed below. By collecting the entire set, children will possess a mini-library that's all about trains. Recommended for readers between the ages of 8 and 12.

Volume 1: Steam Locomotives
Volume 2: Steam Locomotive Tender Cars
Volume 3: Railroad Box Cars
Volume 4: Railroad Coal Cars
Volume 5: Railroad Tank Cars
Volume 6: Cabooses

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517343309
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/14/2015
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

When I was 4 or 5 years old, my mother purchased several Golden Books for me, one of which was entitled "The Little Engine that Could." In the tale, a long train must be pulled over a high mountain. Larger and stronger engines are asked to pull the train, but for various reasons they refuse. The request is sent to a small engine, who agrees to try. The little engine succeeds in pulling the train over the mountain while repeating over and over again its motto: "I think I can, I think I can!" That little Golden Book about how a little blue engine overcomes a seemingly impossible task became one of my most treasured possessions.

I suspect, in some small subconscious way, that was the beginning of my penchant for writing. I'm retired now, but my entire working career involved writing and editing in some form or another. As a technical writer, nonfiction writer, managing editor, and publications manager over a span of thirty years, my wife and I decided I should continue my writing in retirement as a children's book writer-specifically in the nonfiction genre, like "My Little Square Book of Railroad Tank Cars," so kids learn about some interesting facts as opposed to pure fantasy.

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