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I'm Smart!

illustrated by Jim McMullan


About the Book

From the popular creators of I Stink! and I’m Dirty!—now a streaming animated series—comes the perfect school-time addition to their noisy series: a school bus!

Smarter than a rocket scientist, more powerful than a monster truck, able to halt traffic with the flick of a switch! Drive you to school and keeps you safe!
Who am I?
Your school bus, that’s who!

I’m Smart! is the latest A+ addition to Kate and Jim McMullan’s hilarious read-aloud series.

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Critical Praise

“A perfect back-to-school storytime option.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for I’M COOL!: “Staccato, clipped quickness and plenty of onomatopoeia-“VZZZZZZZZZZT”-make this a read-aloud success. Who knew ice could be this much fun?” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for I’M COOL!: “The colorful, grinning Zamboni is whimsical but also educational.” —School Library Journal

Praise for I’M COOL!: “This book [is] as much fun to read aloud as it is to look at.” —The Horn Book

Praise for I’M COOL!: “The droll, succinct text is well matched with the appealing watercolor-and-gouache artwork…the illustrations personify the machine while showing how it cleans up the rough ice and lays down a smooth surface.” —Booklist

Praise for I’M COOL!: “Between sound effects, a cranky arena announcer, and the Zamboni’s wise-guy narration…read-aloud sessions should be as smooth as ice.” —Publishers Weekly

Praise for I’M BRAVE!: “This boisterous story pays homage to the importance of fire fighters-and their engines-while maintaining plenty of action and a sense of fun.” —School Library Journal

Praise for I’M BRAVE!: “Will satisfy young gearheads and future firefighters alike” —Publishers Weekly

Praise for I’M BRAVE!: “For those kids who dream of the station, the fire pole and the calls, this will be an exciting ride.” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for I’M BRAVE!: “Great fun for reading aloud.” —Booklist

Praise for I’M BAD!: “Vibrant artwork done in bold shades of green, orange, and violet equal the swaggering text in tone, energy, and humor. Whether devoured during a boisterous storytime or consumed independently, children will eat this one up.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for I’M BAD!: “The high-energy illustrations and macho narrator’s words create a rowdy, crowd-pleasing whole. Children will delight in the dinosaur’s wild expressions and the dynamic text, filled with comic-book sound effects.” —Booklist

Praise for I’M DIRTY!: “The short, choppy phrases, filled with sound, are just right for jolly, raucous read-alouds: “Ugh! Arrrrrrrgh! Mmmmmmmmmph! Tim-berrrrrrrr!” —Booklist (starred review)

Praise for I’M DIRTY!: “Full of kid appeal, this is sure to be a favorite with reluctant readers, those who revel in mud and all who love trucks.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Praise for I’M DIRTY!: “Energetic illustrations capture the mucky goings on with a large dollop of humor…abundant sound effects make this a high spirited read-aloud.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for I’M DIRTY!: “With its saucy tone and dynamic color cartoon illustrations, this picture book exudes energy.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for I STINK!: “It will easily become a favorite of younger readers” —New York Times Book Review

Praise for I STINK!: “A hilarious homage to an unsung hero.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for I’M MIGHTY!: “Young Swabbies will be delighted” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for I’M MIGHTY!: “Kids will happily climb aboard.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062449238
  • ISBN 10: 0062449230
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 06/20/2017
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Cars & Trucks
  • BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education

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