I'm Fast! by Kate McMullan


I'm Fast! by Kate McMullan

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!


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

About the Author

Kate McMullan is the author of the easy-to-read books featuring Fluffy, the Classroom Guinea Pig, the middle grade series Dragon Slayers' Academy, and Myth-o-Mania, the Greek myths as told by Hades. She is also the author of the Geisel Honor Book Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day. Jim McMullan is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and poster designer whose work can be seen in The Theater Posters of James McMullan. His most recent book is the illustrated memoir Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood. Kate and Jim McMullan have collaborated on many popular picture books, including I'm Brave!; I'm Fast!; I'm Big!; I'm Bad!; I'm Dirty!; and I Stink!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book. The McMullans live in Sag Harbor, New York.

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40 pages


Kate McMullan
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Publication date

17th January 2012



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