A Sneak Peek Inside The Train Rolls On To The North Pole

Updated: Nov 5

Earlier this month, Book Designer Veronica Scott and I finished designing the back cover and interior of The Train Rolls On To The North Pole. It took us roughly one month and seven rounds of revisions to complete the job, and I am really excited about the finished product!


Following completion of the design phase, I uploaded the book files to IngramSpark and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), Amazon's self-publishing platform. I then ordered proof copies of the hardcover and paperback versions of the book. As of this week, all proofs have arrived, and they look great! As you can see, I'm still reveling in my ability to finally hold the finished book in my hands. It feels GOOD! 😁



The proof copies have arrived for The Train Rolls On To The North Pole by Jodi Adams
My daughter, Avery (4), took this photo. 😊

Are you ready for a sneak peek of the finished book? I can't wait to share it with you! 😃 Before I do, however, I should warn you that I'm going to handle this sneak peek a little differently than I did for Book #1. Instead of explaining my favorite components of the book (which are similar to those in Book #1), I'm simply going to show you the first several spreads. This way, you get to be your own tour guide, and you get an uninterrupted preview of the storyline and illustrations. So, with that in mind, here's the insider tour of Book #2:



The Train Rolls On To The North Pole: A Rhyming Children's Book That Teaches Perseverance and Teamwork by Jodi Adams Illustrated by Christina Wald


End Pages from The Train Rolls On To The North Pole: A Rhyming Children's Book That Teaches Perseverance and Teamwork by Jodi Adams Illustrated by Christina Wald


Dedication and Title Pages from The Train Rolls On To The North Pole: A Rhyming Children's Book That Teaches Perseverance and Teamwork by Jodi Adams Illustrated by Christina Wald


Spread 2-3 from The Train Rolls On To The North Pole: A Rhyming Children's Book That Teaches Perseverance and Teamwork by Jodi Adams Illustrated by Christina Wald


Spread 4-5 from The Train Rolls On To The North Pole: A Rhyming Children's Book That Teaches Perseverance and Teamwork by Jodi Adams Illustrated by Christina Wald


Spread 6-7 from The Train Rolls On To The North Pole: A Rhyming Children's Book That Teaches Perseverance and Teamwork by Jodi Adams Illustrated by Christina Wald


Spread 8-9 from The Train Rolls On To The North Pole: A Rhyming Children's Book That Teaches Perseverance and Teamwork by Jodi Adams Illustrated by Christina Wald


Spread 10-11 from The Train Rolls On To The North Pole: A Rhyming Children's Book That Teaches Perseverance and Teamwork by Jodi Adams Illustrated by Christina Wald


Spread 12-13 from The Train Rolls On To The North Pole: A Rhyming Children's Book That Teaches Perseverance and Teamwork by Jodi Adams Illustrated by Christina Wald


Spread 14-15 from The Train Rolls On To The North Pole: A Rhyming Children's Book That Teaches Perseverance and Teamwork by Jodi Adams Illustrated by Christina Wald


Spread 16-17 from The Train Rolls On To The North Pole: A Rhyming Children's Book That Teaches Perseverance and Teamwork by Jodi Adams Illustrated by Christina Wald

I'm sorry to leave you on a cliffhanger like that, but there you have it- an early-bird preview of the finished book. What do you think? Do you like it? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


I am currently planning to launch the book in October. If you want to read the rest, I guess you'll have to wait until then. 😉 In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek, and I hope that you and the kids in your life will enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed making it!


Update: You no longer have to wait to find out how the book ends. As of October 18th, 2022, The Train Rolls On To The North Pole is available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble's websites. Whoopee!!! 🙌😃 You can also receive a full preview of the book by watching my YouTube video read-along here.


Further Reading


For an insider look at the cover creation process, check out my blog entitled Cover Reveal: The Train Rolls On To The North Pole. For a behind-the-scenes look at how the first 3 spreads in the book evolved during the editing, illustration, and book design phases, read Behind The Scenes: The Making of The Train Rolls On To The North Pole. To preview the first book in the series, check out A Sneak Peak Inside The Train Rolls On.

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