"FIREFIGHTER GEORGE AND SUPER STEAM TRAINS" HAS BEEN NAMED BY THE INSTITUTE FOR CHILDHOOD RESOURCES AS A TOP 100 VACATION PRODUCTS WINNER 2004. Start Smarter, winner of the Top Ten Socially Responsible Toys, Dr. Toys 100 Best ChildrenÆs Products in 2003 and 2004 and Top Ten videos of the year 2004, again teams Firefighter George and Emmy Award winner Principal Melvin Bray in this fun, educational approach to steam trains. The pair takes an assortment of "junior engineersÆ to the Tweetsie for a steam train ride. But before they get under way and after they reach their destination, crewmembers take the children and viewers inside the train and explain what the various levers in the cab do, the firemanÆs responsibilities, the conductorÆs job, and the inner workings of the steam engine itself. Brought down to a two- to eight-year-old childÆs level of understanding, the explanations are, nonetheless, accurate and interesting. Woven throughout û and oft repeated û is a clear message of how to enjoy watching trains safely. This video is a wonderful next step for kids whoÆve outgrown animated series, but whose interest in railroads is just beginning - Kathi Kube. Run Time: 40 minutes.