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The Caboose Who Got Loose

Written & illustrated by Bill Peet
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Apr 7, 2008
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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
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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5.0 / 7.0

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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Who Wrote The Caboose Who Got Loose

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Bill Peet

Bill Peet was the author of 34 books published by Houghton Mifflin. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book. All of Bill Peet’s books published by Houghton Mifflin Company, including his first book for children published in 1959, HUBERT’S HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURE, remain actively in print today. <br><br>In both his career as an author and illustrator of children’s books and in his work as sketch artist and continuity illustrator at Walt Disney, Bill Peet created a menagerie of memorable characters. As he himself noted, “I write about animals because I love to draw them. Most of my animal characters have human personalities, and some are much like the people I know.”<br><br>At Walt Disney, where Bill Peet worked for 27 years, he was a key participant in the production of classic films such as Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and 101 Dalmatians for which he was not only an artist, but the screenwriter as well. <br><br>Bill Peet’s signature style enabled him to create fast-paced stories of fantastical adventure delivered with warmth and laugh-out-loud hilarity. His unfailing humor did not, however, prevent him from addressing such poignant issues as kindness toward others and respect for the environment. Through the exploits of his characters, Peet offered his audience a chance to see themselves and their world through new eyes.<br><br>”At some point,” Bill Peet once said, “it occurred to me that drawing was something I couldn’t possibly give up, and somehow it must be turned into a profession.” He went on to not only fulfill his dream but to introduce generations of young readers to his delightful vision of humor, friendship and compassion.<br>

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780618959792
Publication Date:
April 7, 2008
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
180753266
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0618959793
Lexile® Level:
NP1190L
Scholastic Level:
L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.9
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
19556
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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