The Little Engine That Could: An Abridged Edition

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The classic story in a board book format

One of the true classics in children's books is now available in a sturdy board book edition perfect for little hands! The story has been slightly abridged and features the famous illustrations from the original Hauman edition. Now toddlers can cheer on the little blue engine and that "can-do" attitude that keeps her chugging along!

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Overview

The classic story in a board book format

One of the true classics in children's books is now available in a sturdy board book edition perfect for little hands! The story has been slightly abridged and features the famous illustrations from the original Hauman edition. Now toddlers can cheer on the little blue engine and that "can-do" attitude that keeps her chugging along!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448457147
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Series: Little Engine That Could Series
  • Pages: 26
  • Sales rank: 112,405
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    So easy and quick to read

    My grandson loves this book and chimes right in while I am reading it to him. The graphics are really nice also.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Great help in building a positive attitude in young children

    This is a classic story of the power of a positive attitude. It demonstrates to the chld that a 'can do' attitude really works.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

    Anounomus

    I love it

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Got it for my grandson

    2-1/2 yrs old. This held his attention and he wanted to re-read it.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2011

    miraculous!

    What a great app!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Great Learning Tool

    Children ages three and up will love this book. They learn that even though you may be small you can accomplish a big task and save the day!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2009

    An Old Standard with a New Look

    I used to read this story to my children, and I was looking for a copy that was similar to the one I had as a young mother. I'm now a grandmother and this version of "The Little Engine That Could" is just what I wanted to find. The illustrations are very colorful, and the story is told simply without a lot of embellishments that bore young children when you read to them. It teaches a good lesson on perseverance. My grandchildren enjoy this story as much as my children did.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2011

    so vivid

    the story is fascinating))

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

    :)

    Sooooooooo Cute!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    fabulous

    shudda on my device ASAP

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2011

    superb

    My kids are fond of this book!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    number one

    Thumbs up for the sweet and interesting ap!))))

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2009

    Why reillustrate a classic? Buy the original version instead!

    The only motivation behind reillutsrating this classic children's story that has entertained and educated generations since its publication in 1930 can only be crass commercialism. The early 20th Century style of the original illustrations is part of the book's charm. The new illustrations don't do the original justice. Leave well enough alone. Don't buy this version -- especially when the original is still in publication and readily available. (By the way, the other reviews sound like paid advertisements from the publisher.)

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2005

    I thought I could... now I know I can

    Wow... books that have impacted me over the course of my life... I read this as a preschooler and the message was never lost. This timeless classic about a little train that uses will and belief in one's self to overcome obstacles is the grandaddy of the self help literature! In this beautifully reillustrated version, I can share these wonderful moments with my own children and god children. Getting the toys to the good children on the other side of the mountain is the core motivation to show children young and old the power of self belief. This book was a major inspiration to me as a child and through my own books, I continue to help perpetuate the choice to believe in yourself. As an author of children's books, I treasure the magic that reading brings to children. This is about as important a tool as any that you will ever arm your children with. Take a shot on this book... you will not be disappointed. Brian Weiner CEO The Illusion Factory (Inform and Empower Yourself¿) Author Toad Catchers' Creek

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    I

    Cute vary cute!

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  • Posted July 21, 2013

    "The Little Engine that Could" is another much maligne

    "The Little Engine that Could" is another much maligned book. It is often criticized for being too saccharine or preachy, and if I read it every day, I might find that to be true. But reading occasionally (maybe once a month), I find it delightful.
    First of all, it features a train, toys and a circus. What more could you want? Personally, I could do with less of the clown (as in, not at all), but not everyone shares my quirk or phobia. 
    And it is a sweet story with an easy-to-grasp point. Is there anyone who grew up before 1990 who can hear "I think I can" and not remember the engine? And the illustrations (again excepting the clown) are colorful and enjoyable.
    Overall, it is no wonder this book is a classic of children's literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    The size of this book is ridiculous. The text size is too small

    The size of this book is ridiculous. The text size is too small for young readers. They have added a card-sheet wrap around it, and you can't get rid of it without leaving clumsy cut-marks. I planned to give this book as a gift along with others books, which are regular-sized. But now, I'm feeling too embarassed to include this in the pack.

    It does not say anywhere that this is an abridged edition, unless you click on the book image and inspect it closely.

    I am thoroughly disappointed with this piece of crap.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Highly Recommemed

    My grandson loves things that move care, train planes. He love this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Need to pay more attention!

    This is a great book...wonderful pictures and it's a great story anyways, but I wish I'd paid better attention to the SIZE of the book. It's pretty small. I was surprised when I got it and saw how small it was. It's about 5" x 5 1/4", so it's not really what I was hoping for. Still a nice book, but if you're looking for something to read to a child, a bigger version is probably better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    WARNING: DO NOT BUY THIS SIZE BOOK. IT'S TOO SMALL TO EVEN READ

    WARNING: DO NOT BUY THIS SIZE BOOK. IT'S TOO SMALL TO EVEN READ! GREAT STORY BUT I FEEL LIKE I WAS HAD B/C THERE WAS NO WARNING.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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