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The Caboose Who Got Loose

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Publisher Comments:

Katy Caboose is tired of being last, and one day a freak accident allows her to realize her dream of peace and solitude. "Bill Peet rides full throttle with a happy storys".--Christian Science Monitor.

Synopsis:

Katy caboose doesnt like her life at the back of the train. Stuck with clouds of billowing smoke from the engine and a bumpy, jolting ride, she longs for some peace and quiet. When her rusty bolts bust loose, Katy finally gets the life she wants in a way she never expected!

This Read-Along Book and CD Favorite includes a paperback edition of the book and a compact disc in a newly designed reusable package. Perfect for car trips, classrooms, and bedtime listening, these recordings feature lively sound effects and original music. The CD includes one reading with page-turn signals as well as an uninterrupted reading.

Synopsis:

Katy Caboose is tired of being last, and one day a freak accident allows her to realize her dream of peace and solitude.

About the Author

Bill Peet was the author of 34 books published by Houghton Mifflin. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book. All of Bill Peet's books published by Houghton Mifflin Company, including his first book for children published in 1959, HUBERT'S HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURE, remain actively in print today.

In both his career as an author and illustrator of children's books and in his work as sketch artist and continuity illustrator at Walt Disney, Bill Peet created a menagerie of memorable characters. As he himself noted, "I write about animals because I love to draw them. Most of my animal characters have human personalities, and some are much like the people I know."

At Walt Disney, where Bill Peet worked for 27 years, he was a key participant in the production of classic films such as Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and 101 Dalmatians for which he was not only an artist, but the screenwriter as well.

Bill Peet's signature style enabled him to create fast-paced stories of fantastical adventure delivered with warmth and laugh-out-loud hilarity. His unfailing humor did not, however, prevent him from addressing such poignant issues as kindness toward others and respect for the environment. Through the exploits of his characters, Peet offered his audience a chance to see themselves and their world through new eyes.

"At some point," Bill Peet once said, "it occurred to me that drawing was something I couldn't possibly give up, and somehow it must be turned into a profession." He went on to not only fulfill his dream but to introduce generations of young readers to his delightful vision of humor, friendship and compassion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395148051
Author:
Peet, Bill
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Transportation
Subject:
Transportation - General
Subject:
Railroads -- Trains.
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Special ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series:
Read Along Book & CD
Series Volume:
no. 13
Publication Date:
September 1971
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.02x8.92x.47 in. .81 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 48 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780395148051 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Katy caboose doesnt like her life at the back of the train. Stuck with clouds of billowing smoke from the engine and a bumpy, jolting ride, she longs for some peace and quiet. When her rusty bolts bust loose, Katy finally gets the life she wants in a way she never expected!

This Read-Along Book and CD Favorite includes a paperback edition of the book and a compact disc in a newly designed reusable package. Perfect for car trips, classrooms, and bedtime listening, these recordings feature lively sound effects and original music. The CD includes one reading with page-turn signals as well as an uninterrupted reading.

"Synopsis" by ,
Katy Caboose is tired of being last, and one day a freak accident allows her to realize her dream of peace and solitude.
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