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No racing in the haul-ways! 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 everyon No racing in the haul-ways! 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 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.


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No racing in the haul-ways! 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 everyon No racing in the haul-ways! 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 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.

30 review for Choo-Choo School

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jeanie

    Are you ready to train your minds? Choo-Choo School students learn to work hard, play fair and be kind. Each car from the engine to the caboose come to school to learn. Each car is colorful and is excited to be at school with their friends and teachers! The teachers make the cars feel welcome and make learning fun. So much to learn Choo-Choo school. A Special Thank you to Candlewick Press and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rosalyn

    This review is of the audio version of the book, I have not actually seen or held the printed copy. My son who has multiple disabilities absolutely enjoyed the reading of this book. The sound effects were great and the story showed how school can be a fun place to be. He listens to it on repeat. As a teacher, you would definitely need the actual book for students to follow along while reading as there were many times I got lost in the story. Overall I would recommend it as a quick and fun read f This review is of the audio version of the book, I have not actually seen or held the printed copy. My son who has multiple disabilities absolutely enjoyed the reading of this book. The sound effects were great and the story showed how school can be a fun place to be. He listens to it on repeat. As a teacher, you would definitely need the actual book for students to follow along while reading as there were many times I got lost in the story. Overall I would recommend it as a quick and fun read for when you're in the car. I would like to thank the publisher and LibroFm for providing me this audio book at no cost.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Elizabeth

    Thank you Libro.fm, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Dreamscape Media for gifting me an ALC of this audiobook. Starting school is a complex time for children to transition into. They are met with the excitement of being considered big kids while feeling anxious about their budding independence. This book does a great job of demystifying what a typical school day could look like. The trains make the school day subjects, movements and experiences appear non-threatening and fun. I do feel that I missed out Thank you Libro.fm, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Dreamscape Media for gifting me an ALC of this audiobook. Starting school is a complex time for children to transition into. They are met with the excitement of being considered big kids while feeling anxious about their budding independence. This book does a great job of demystifying what a typical school day could look like. The trains make the school day subjects, movements and experiences appear non-threatening and fun. I do feel that I missed out on the full experience using audio, as everyone has commented on how wonderful the illustrations are, but it was still a cute read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Elle

    Choo-Choo School by Amy Krouse Rosenthal follows seven simply adorable train cars through their school day. The illustrations by Mike Yamada are winsome and energetic. The tiny student trains are just too cute as they complete their assignments and attend their classes. I also liked the delightful train puns sprinkled throughout this story. This book would be a perfect read aloud for students who are getting ready to go back to school or who about to start school for the very first time. It woul Choo-Choo School by Amy Krouse Rosenthal follows seven simply adorable train cars through their school day. The illustrations by Mike Yamada are winsome and energetic. The tiny student trains are just too cute as they complete their assignments and attend their classes. I also liked the delightful train puns sprinkled throughout this story. This book would be a perfect read aloud for students who are getting ready to go back to school or who about to start school for the very first time. It would also be a sweet read aloud for elementary teachers to use at the beginning of the school year.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Megan Schmelzer

    Oh goodness, this book is adorable!! I love how the school and train-theme have been entertained. I can see so many train enthusiasts devouring this book. It would be a great back-to-school book for any preschool or primary parent/teacher. The trains go through the day as any other students would. I loved how the conductor was the principal and the train mechanic was the teacher! How creative! In addition to the fun storyline, the illustrations are absolutely perfect for this book. The pictures a Oh goodness, this book is adorable!! I love how the school and train-theme have been entertained. I can see so many train enthusiasts devouring this book. It would be a great back-to-school book for any preschool or primary parent/teacher. The trains go through the day as any other students would. I loved how the conductor was the principal and the train mechanic was the teacher! How creative! In addition to the fun storyline, the illustrations are absolutely perfect for this book. The pictures are bright, colorful and preschool-friendly. The students will love how each train car was turned into a fun student.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ryan

    This is hard for me. AKR died in 2017 and yet here we have a new book. It may have been complete before her death, but I'm not sure it was edited to her usual standards. There are some harsh rhymes which are not usually found in her books. The story is nice and the illustrations are wonderful. Unfortunately this is not a book I think will be around for decades like Duck Rabbit or Little Pea, but it was an enjoyable read.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Caitlynn

    Reading about the trains first day of school was great for my daughter. Learning about school through train characters is a fun way to get to know what to expect and what some rules might be. The illustrations are wonderful. Its a great addition to getting ready for school books. Thank you to Netgalley and Candlewick Press for a copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest review. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Release Date: July 14 2020

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    What an adorable picture storybook to add to First Day of School collections! Climb aboard this energetic train for a morning of fun at a school. All the basics are covered from learning class rules, the alphabet, and math. Students from preschool to early elementary will love this opening day book. Thank you Libra.fm for adding this storybook to this month’s options.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Wendi Lee

    This is a charming picture book for kids who love trains and the idea of trains attending school. At choo-choo school, the trains learn their numbers and how to tell time, have snack and lunch time, and cheerfully go about their day. My daughter loved Caboose in particular, but she was entranced by the whole book. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Etienne

    This was «cute» but not much more to me. The art was very modern and eye catching, good point, but the story/concept an allegory of school involving train wagon's instead of student is alright but nothing new and just left me on my appetite quite a bite. Lack of something to make it reach a higher level!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Katelyn Fowler

    Title: Choo-Choo School Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal Release Date: 7.14.2020 Review Date: 4.27.2020 I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. This one was pretty cute. The illustrations were charming and interesting. Fun.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    Back to school book where the train cars head to class to learn everything they need to know to grow and become who they want to be. Rosenthal captures the emotions surrounding starting school. Joy filled illustrations.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    Ah, the problem with publishing things after the author has died. I really feel like Amy would have done a better job with the rhyming and would have pushed to make the text fit the rhythm. So the book is just okay but should be popular with the school and train crowds.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ada

    Ada loves trains and this little book told a great story about trains and encouraged learning and school. We liked the story, though it had some moments where it didn’t flow very well. Overall, it is a great read and very fun. The illustrations are wonderful.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Dylan Teut

    Krouse Rosenthal at her best with word play and genius puns.

  16. 4 out of 5

    SABRINA LEMMON

    Can't wait to read this to my son, hopefully it will get him pumped for school! Great picture book that rhymes. AND of course TRAINS!!!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lisa D

    Loved it! Perfect back to school book!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Katherine

    A wonderful little picture book - can't wait to use it in storytime!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Edward Sullivan

    A bright, cheerful first day of school story.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kirsti

    Cute and punny, with a good rhythm to it. I love Amy Krouse Rosenthal, so I'm glad her work is still being published.

  21. 5 out of 5

    The Book Box

    August 2020: Time for back to school books!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Annalisa

  23. 5 out of 5

    Steph

  24. 4 out of 5

    meg

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tara

  26. 4 out of 5

    T.J. Benham

  27. 5 out of 5

    Laura

  28. 4 out of 5

    Duane

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jenny Abbott

  30. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Ferreira

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