Book & Recording Houghton Mifflin 2008
CD ISBN 978-0-618-95979-2 $9.95 One CDs
As caboose Katy clicks along the tracks, bringing up the rear of a large and noisy freight train, she gazes longingly at her stationary surroundings. If only she could stay put in a country town or on a hillside and enjoy the fresh air and solitude. If only there could be no more scary tunnels, mountainside ledges, or smoke-filled train yards. Narrator Josefina Bosch keeps a steady beat, mimicking the train's travel and highlighting Bill Peet's signature rhymes. She projects Katy's longings and rejoices in her big surprise. Sound effects of trains provide an authentic background. For Bill Peet aficionados, the production also includes a reading of "The Whingdingdilly"--who is not your ordinary dog! A.R. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]
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