Author(s): Rosenthal, Amy Krouse, Yamada, Mike,
Date of Publication: 01/07/2020,
Pagination: 40 pages,
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd,
Published By: Walker Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Picture storybooks, School stories (Children's / Teenage), Transport (Children's / Teenage), Interest age: from c 3 years
No racing in the haul-ways! A look at seven adorable train cars on their first day of school. All aboard! A new line-up of students is off and rolling to Choo-Choo School. After reciting their classroom rules - Work hard, play fair, be kind - it's time for some maths to get the wheels turning.
Then everyone's ready to climb a hill in P.E. (it's 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. Bouncy verse portrays a world where train stations are classrooms, the conductor doubles as 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.