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I'm Fast! by Kate McMullan
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Feb 16, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: kids-picture-books, social-studies
Read in February, 2012

First Kate & Jim McMullan brought us I Stink!, followed by I'm Dirty!, I'm Bad!, and I'm Mighty! Now they've brought us the story of a train who's really, really fast. And it's pretty cool.

Engine decides to race Little Red Car to Chicago when he's challenged, but first he has to load his freight. He's got a gondola car full of bricks, a hopper full of gravel, a flat car of lumber, a coil car with steel, a freezer car loaded with ice cream bars, and more. There's even a car loaded with cars!

During the race, the train gets some shortcuts while the car is delayed. The train goes through the mountain while the car has to go over it. The train plows through the snow when the car can't make it.

I learned something from this picture book, too. There are two big rigs loaded on the train, and the drivers are sleeping soundly inside as they roll down the tracks. Did not know they did that. Cool.

I read this to PreK today, and they really liked it. One little boy said,

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