The app from author Donald Crews is interactive and includes games that help kids learn how to read, recognize colors and learn vocabulary. It also includes five songs, such as “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”, “She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain” and “John Henry.”
eBookNewser caught up with Diane Naughton, VP of Marketing, HarperCollins Children’s Books, last December when she first told us about the app. She said: “Children learn to read by taking them on an exciting trip along the rails. Colors, numbers and words are introduced to young readers through all the lively sights and sounds of the railroad. There are games on every page, reinforcing reading skills, concepts color and shape recognition, word association, memorization, vocabulary and counting. Over 1 million Freight Train books have been sold and we’re really excited to adapt this classic around such a perennially popular theme into the digital space.”
The app is available for $2.99.