cover image Seymour Simon's Book of Trains

Seymour Simon's Book of Trains

Seymour Simon. HarperCollins, $17.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-06-028475-6

In Seymour Simon's Book of Trains, the author dedicates one spread each to various kinds of trains, with a full-color photograph on one side and, opposite, a couple of paragraphs describing it. He covers everything from old-fashioned diesel trains to subways that run on electricity to France's TGV (with speeds of between 200-300 mph). A series of spreads on the freight train details different kinds of cars. (Mar.)