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Submitted by: Libby Nelson, West University
• Pre-school
Country crossing by:Jim Aylesworth
The sights and sounds at a country railroad crossing as a car waits for a train.
Mr. Gumpy's motorcar by:John Burningham
Mr. Gumpy drives a varied group of friends on a summer day outing.
Freight train by:Donald Crews
A multi-colored train moves across the pages, going faster and faster.
Toot and Puddle by:Holly Hobbie
Toot travels the world and Puddle enjoys receiving his postcards.
First flight by:David McPhail
A naughty teddy bear - in contrast with his well-behaved owner - ignores rules and is disruptive.
The relatives came by:Cynthis Rylant
Relatives travel by car over several states to visit family.
Wheels on the bus
Space rocket
[Sit with elbows close to body and hands held in front with tips of fingers touching to form a cone of a rocket.]

Inside a rocket ship,
Just enough room.
Here comes the countdown -
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Zoo-o-o-o-o-o-om !

[Stand up and raise arms high with fingers still held together like rocket cone.]
Auto, auto
Auto, auto may I have a ride? [point to self]
Yes sir, yes sir, step inside. [nod head, motion toward you]
Pour in the water [pour motion with right hand]
Pump in the gas [Pour motion with left hand]
Chug away, chug away, but not too fast. [steering motion]