Young children love getting to know authors and Donald Crews is very appealing to all students! This author study delves into five books by the author-illustrator, provides a background about the author, and provides a chance for reflection, discussion, and many learning activities suitable for the early childhood environment. This product covers Freight Train, Truck, 10 Black Dots, Sail Away, and Parade. The subject matter of transportation is fun and engaging. Activities in the study include patterns, counting, size comparison, sink or float, scissor skills, sorting, and more! This would be a captivating first author study or one in a series to engage all students!