The Little Engine That Could: An Abridged Edition

The Little Engine That Could: An Abridged Edition

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by Watty Piper, George and Doris Hauman
     
 

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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

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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!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise The Little Engine That Could illustrated by Loren Long 
 
* “Long . . . adds a lushness to the spreads and injects even more personality into the characters. Both faithful fans and newcomers will enjoy this triumphant ride and eagerly climb aboard for repeat excursions.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

* “Long has enriched this new edition with bountiful illustrations that take their palette and inspiration from the original, but are greatly enhanced by imagination and inventiveness.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448457147
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Series:
Little Engine That Could Series
Pages:
26
Sales rank:
69,037
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

Watty Piper is the pseudonym of Arnold Munk, author behind the classic retelling of The Little Engine That Could and cofounder of Platt & Munk Publishers (now part of Grosset & Dunlap.)  Munk’s retelling of the beloved children’s tale has sold millions of copies since its 1930 publication and inspired generations to believe they can. 

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The Little Engine That Could 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
donnamae48 More than 1 year ago
My grandson loves this book and chimes right in while I am reading it to him. The graphics are really nice also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a classic story of the power of a positive attitude. It demonstrates to the chld that a 'can do' attitude really works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great app!
Theresa Mason More than 1 year ago
I love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2-1/2 yrs old. This held his attention and he wanted to re-read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the story is fascinating))
RubyGA More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
shudda on my device ASAP
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids are fond of this book!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thumbs up for the sweet and interesting ap!))))
Sean Long More than 1 year ago
Sooooooooo Cute!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous 10 days ago
Such a cute book and good book for kids, I read this to my kids and they love it and my daughter loves it and shes 13! This is book is for all ages. LOVE IT!
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Cute vary cute!
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
"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 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandson loves things that move care, train planes. He love this book.
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