I'm Fast! (Hardcover)

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By Kate McMullan, Jim McMullan (Illustrator)
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Staff Reviews

“Chooka chooka chooka”—the freight train goes so fast! Can the little red car win the race from Sacramento to Chicago? Engaging line drawings with watercolors (4-7).


— From Transportation


From Kate and Jim McMullan, the popular creators of I Stink and I'm Dirty --now a streaming animated series--comes an irresistible read-aloud about trains, a perennial kid favorite.

WHEELS on the RAILS, ALL night long,
Racin' and a-rumblin' the FREIGHT TRAIN song--
Chooka chooka chooka chooka

Meet one hard workin' freight train. He's got to get to Chicago on time and nothing is going to stop him. Mountains? Not a chance Cows? Out of his way, ladies He's going to get there--and fast.

Praise For…

“The staccato text is as peppy as always and embellished with onomatopoeia like the “chooka chooka chooka” rhythm the train makes once up and running. Jim McMullan makes terrific use of the broad horizontal spreads to show the beauty and challenge of the journey.”
-The Horn Book

“Certain to pique the interest and imagination of young children as to the everyday workings of freight trains—and it takes them on a highly entertaining ride, too.”
-School Library Journal

“It’s a rip-roaring ride.”
-Publishers Weekly

Praise for I’M BIG!: ““It’s unlikely the dino or readers will soon forget such a big adventure.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for I’M BIG!: “Perfect as a read-aloud or a read-alone, this story about a lost youngster finding his courage and his mojo will secure a welcome place in the vast herd of picture books available.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for I’M BIG!: “Looking big is a strategy used often in the wild, and readers will be happy to see it work for this essentially gentle giant, from whom the fanged, clawed, spiked, yet puny bullies turn tail.”
-The Horn Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061920851
ISBN-10: 0061920851
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2012
Pages: 40
Language: English