author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
illustrator: Mike Yamada
All aboard the train-car pool! A new lineup of students is off and rolling to Choo-Choo School. After reciting their classroom rules ó Work hard, play fair, be kind ó itís time for some math to get the wheels turning. Then everyoneís ready to climb a hill in gym (itís good to blow off steam), sing songs in music (Flat Car is a bit off-key), and learn the whole alphabet, especially the letter R. In one of Amy Krouse Rosenthalís last books, lighthearted verse portrays a world where train stations are classrooms, the conductor doubles as the teacher, and Boxcar is happy to hand out tissues to anyone who ah-choo-choos. Bright, energetic illustrations by animation artist Mike Yamada bring the whole clickety crew to rollicking life.
No racing in the haul-ways! From the late, beloved author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a look at seven adorable train cars on their first day of school.