Progress forces Smokey the switch engine out of a job until he discovers a new way to help people. A great story of an old engine who got escaped from the train yard and went for the adventurous ride and finally ended up in the school teaching letters and words to the students. Its a great tale for not only children but adults too! The author, Bill Peet has combined excellent storytelling with enduring illustrations, and now has become one of the most popular picture book of our time.
Reading level: Ages 5 to 8 ** Paperback: 40 pages ** ISBN-13: 978-0395349243 ** Language: English ** Author: Bill Peet