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The Caboose Who Got Loose

Written and illustrated by Bill Peet
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Katy caboose doesn’t 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.

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The Book Snob Mom
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The Book Snob Mom's Rating

I have fond childhood memories of this book (and so many other Bill Peet books!) so there’s definitely some nostalgia here. The illustrations are cute and expressive in Peet’s signature style and are the highlight of the book for me, although the story and writing are fantastic too! A healthy dose of a different perspective can make life so much more enjoyable in so many different ways.

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Bill Peet wrote 34 children’s books in his career and they are all still in print! The Caboose Who Got Loose is one of our favorites. Written in effortless verse, the story chugs right along, paired beautifully with Peet’s signature illustrations. He has a gift for breathing life into animals and familiar objects, in this case, a caboose; the houses and other structures and vehicles also take on human qualities and emotions. The book is a delight to read again and again.

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Publication Date:
April 7, 2008