I'm Tough! (Hardcover)

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By Kate McMullan, Jim McMullan (Illustrator)
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From the popular creators of I Stink! and I’m Dirty! comes the perfect tough addition to their noisy series: a pick-up truck!

I’m not the BIGGEST TRUCK in the parking lot . . .

but when my cargo bed’s PACKED and STACKED

I’ve got what it takes to HAUL it ALL!

You can count on me—I’ll get the job done!

'Cause guess what—

I’M TOUGH!

About the Author


Kate McMullan is the author of the easy-to-read books featuring Fluffy, the Classroom Guinea Pig, the middle grade series Dragon Slayers’ Academy, and Myth-o-Mania, the Greek myths as told by Hades. She is also the author of the Geisel Honor Book Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day.

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.



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…


Praise for I’M SMART!: “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: 9780062449252
ISBN-10: 0062449257
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: October 9th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English