I'm Fast!

By Kate McMullan; Jim McMullan (Illustrator)
(Balzer + Bray, Hardcover, 9780061920851, 40pp.)

Publication Date: January 2012

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Description

Can a train pullin’ half a mile of heavy-duty freight cars make it to Chicago ahead of a speedy little race car?
Through the desert . . .
Through the mountains . . .
Through a blizzard . . .

Vvvrrrrrrrrrrrrrrum!

Chooka Chooka Chooka Chooka

The race is on!




About the Author

Kate McMullan is the author of the easy-to-read books featuring Fluffy, the Classroom Guinea Pig, and the middle-grade series Dragon Slayers’ Academy. She is also the author of the 2010 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.

Kate and Jim McMullan have collaborated on many popular picture books, including I’m Big!; I’m Bad!; I’m Dirty, a Child Magazine Best Book; I’m Mighty!; 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.




Praise For I'm 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

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