Author-illustrator Tom Lichtenheld

As you may recall, Sherri Duskey Rinker finished my sentences a few weeks ago about her #1 New York Times Bestseller Steam Train, Dream Train. Guess what? Tom Lichtenheld, the illustrator of Steam Train, Dream Train, is here today to do the same thing. I feel like the luckiest man in children's literature. Truly. I wrote the words in red, and Mr. Lichtenheld wrote the words in black. Thanks, Tom! 

The illustrations for Steam Train, Dream Train were a lot of fun to draw, especially the giraffa camelopardalis!

Sherri Duskey’s Rinker’s text inspired me.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal and I are like a brother and sister who get along really well (except for that one time when she took my favorite red crayon so I kicked her and then she bit me and we got into a lot of trouble but it was all her fault.)

Whenever I visit a school I thank goodness for teachers bursting with enthusiasm, libraries bursting with ideas, kids bursting with energy, and the very idea of public schools.

The book trailer for Sing! features a recording of the songwriter himself singing the song, which is a rare treat.

Picture books are stacked up all over my studio – I can’t get enough of ‘em!

Reading is how I start my day in the morning and how I end it at night – the perfect bookends.

*Mr. Schu, you should have asked me if I would like a piece of chocolate (yes), or if I can say my name backward (yes), but not if can recite the periodic table of elements (no).

I am giving away a copy of Steam Train, Dream Train

Rules for the Giveaway 

1. It will run from 5/10 to 11:59 P.M. on 5/12. 

2. You must be at least 13. 

3. Please pay it forward. 


  1. I have read several reviews of Steam Train Dream Train. Can't wait to read it!


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