The Train Rolls On


A determined train delivers a lively bunch of animals to the zoo for its grand opening. Will the animals arrive in time for their big debut? The train encounters several obstacles along the way, but...THE TRAIN ROLLS ON! With catchy, rhyming text, beautiful illustrations, and themes of perseverance and teamwork, The Train Rolls On is sure to appeal to children and adults alike.  


Recommended Age: 3+


To be available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book versions! 

Due out in Spring 2021!

Publishing Update: The Train Rolls On


It’s official...Christina Wald has finished the illustrations for The Train Rolls OnI have now received all proofs for the final artwork, and they look amazing! It took Christina a little over a month longer than she anticipated to get everything finished, but she worked extremely hard to make sure that each illustration is bright, colorful, and intricately-detailed. Check out a sample of the sketches and final art below:

Pages 2-3: Sketch - The train arrives to pick-up the animals.

Pages 2-3: Final Art

Pages 4-5: Sketch - The animals board the train.

Pages 4-5: Final Art

Pages 6-7: Sketch - The train leaves for the zoo.

Pages 6-7: Final Art

The book's cover is complete! Christina finished adding color to the book’s cover art last fall. Then she transferred the cover to David Miles to complete the design phase. David and I collaborated to choose the perfect fonts and determine their placement as well as other design details. For a sneak peek into the creation process, check out my cover reveal blog here. Otherwise, check out the video of Christina digitally painting the cover using Photoshop below- it’s pretty cool!!

Christina Wald Digitally Painting The Book's Cover

Christina Wald Drawing Train for The Train Rolls On

My Kickstarter campaign is over! If you missed the Kickstarter campaign but are interested in pre-ordering The Train Rolls On, pre-orders are still being accepted via Indiegogo's InDemand platform. Click here to pre-order the book and select a unique reward package!

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