I'm Smart!

Kate McMullan (Author) Jim McMullan (Illustrator)


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.

--Publishers Weekly

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
June 20, 2017
11.3 X 0.5 X 9.25 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author

Kate McMullan is the author of the chapter book series Dragon Slayers' Academy as well as easy-readers featuring Fluffy, the Classroom Guinea Pig. She and her illustrator husband, Jim McMullan, have created several award-winning picture books, including I STINK!, I'M DIRTY!, and I'M BIG! Her latest work is SCHOOL! Adventures at Harvey N. Trouble Elementary in collaboration with the famed New Yorker cartoonist, George Booth. Kate and Jim live in Sag Harbor, NY, with two bulldogs and a mews named George.

Jim McMullan is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and poster designer whose work can be seen in The Theater Posters of James McMullan. His most recent book is the illustrated memoir Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood.

Kate and Jim McMullan have collaborated on many popular picture books, including I'm Brave!; I'm Fast!; I'm Big!; I'm Bad!; I'm Dirty!; and I Stink!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book. The McMullans live in Sag Harbor, New York.


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!: "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 STINK!: "It will easily become a favorite of younger readers"--New York Times Book 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
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 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!: "A hilarious homage to an unsung hero."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A perfect back-to-school storytime option."--School Library Journal (starred review)