When Katy caboose rambled down the train tracks, the engines were steamers with puffing smoke stacks. She was a caboose who disliked being last. With an endless black cloud of smoke rolling past 'It's not only smokey,' the caboose would complain, 'There's the jerks and the jolts of this noisy freight train'. Often Katy would wish that someday she could be something quiet and simple like a lovely elm tree. Guess what? Her wish comes true... Well you have to read it to find out how she did it. Great artwork combined with a good story makes this an all time favorite book. The author, Bill Peet, has combined excellent storytelling with enduring illustrations, and now has become one of the most popular picture books of our time.
Reading level: Ages 5 to 8 ** Paperback: 48 pages ** ISBN-13: 978-0395287156 ** Language: English ** Author: Bill Peet