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New York Times best-selling author illustrated by

Amy Krouse Rosenthal Mike Yamada

From the late, beloved author Amy Krouse Rosenthal,
a look at seven adorable train cars on their first day of school.

All aboard the train-car pool! A new lineup 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 math to get the wheels turning. Then
everyone’s ready to climb a hill in gym (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. In
one of Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s last books, lighthearted
verse portrays a world where train stations are
classrooms, the conductor doubles as the teacher, and
New York Times best-selling author illustrated by Boxcar is happy to hand out tissues to anyone who ah-
Amy Krouse Rosenthal Mike Yamada
choo-choos. Bright, energetic illustrations by animation
artist Mike Yamada bring the whole clickety crew to
On sale June 16, 2020
rollicking life.
HC: 978-0-7636-9742-6 • $14.99 ($19.99 CAN)
Ages 3–7 • 40 pages

Amy Krouse Rosenthal (1965–2017) Mike Yamada is the author-illustrator of

was the award-winning author of Cool Cat Versus Top Dog and the
Photo by Jason Rosenthal

Photo by Keith Acedera

more than thirty books for children, illustrator of other books for children,
including Little Pea, Uni the Unicorn, and including Bedtime Blastoff and Kai to
Spoon. She also wrote a memoir titled the Rescue! He has also worked as an
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, made short films, and animator with Disney and DreamWorks, with credits on
contributed to NPR, along with many other creative film projects such as Big Hero 6 and How to Train Your
endeavors. Dragon. He lives in Los Angeles.

S T U D E N TS !

and last but not least . . .

— FLATCAR — Illustrations © 2020 by Mike Yamada — CABOOSE! —