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Tootle
     

Tootle

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by Gertrude Crampton, Johan Sarrazin
 

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Tootle, a baby locomotive, must obey the rules of locomotive school if he wants to lead a fast train someday. But once in a while he breaks those rules by going off the track and wandering into a lovely green meadow...until one day he's discovered. With charming illustrations by the great Tibor Gergely, Tootle offers an enduring message about the conflict between

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Tootle, a baby locomotive, must obey the rules of locomotive school if he wants to lead a fast train someday. But once in a while he breaks those rules by going off the track and wandering into a lovely green meadow...until one day he's discovered. With charming illustrations by the great Tibor Gergely, Tootle offers an enduring message about the conflict between temptation and responsibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887761683
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
10/01/1984
Series:
Little Golden Book Series
Pages:
24
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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Tootle 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
I only just recently read this story for the first time, and I have been an adult for many years.  Although I had a serious collection of Little Golden Books as a child, my collection did not include this one.  At first as I read this book, I was strongly reminded of Ferdinand the bull, so I liked it.  But the ending was very different.  If Ferdinand's beloved cork tree had been surrounded by red capes, they might have been the same book.  The biggest difference is, Tootles wanted to run the express line and Ferdinand did not want to leave his meadow.  While I understand the conformist subtext, I can't hate this story as much as others do.  Sometimes we do have to set aside play to achieve our goals.  I would like to think that Tootles was occasionally able to still sneak off the trains when he wasn't running the express. At least, that is how I would have written it. The artwork is joyfully wonderful.  Perhaps that is why I am so forgiving of the story itself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 3 year old grandson loved this story.
ConnieKD More than 1 year ago
Outstanding means of teaching self disapline and perserverance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All ages will enjoy this timeless clasic
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best of the early Golen Books. Tootle learns to obey rules and grows up after learning discipline. Timeless lessons and a magnificent story combine for a tale your child will cherish for a lifetime. Before Thomas, this was the ultimate train book.
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