Valentine's Day in Vicarstown (Thomas and Friends: Thomas In Town Series)

Valentine's Day in Vicarstown (Thomas and Friends: Thomas In Town Series)

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by Rev. W. Awdry
     
 

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Vicarstown Iis a big town with a big station and all the local children who love Thomas have arranged a Valentine’s Day party for all the engines. Percy is very excited, but when a big blizzard hits Sodor, will they still have the party?

This simple story highlights customs and traditions of a popular holiday saluting friendship, and deals with issues that

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Vicarstown Iis a big town with a big station and all the local children who love Thomas have arranged a Valentine’s Day party for all the engines. Percy is very excited, but when a big blizzard hits Sodor, will they still have the party?

This simple story highlights customs and traditions of a popular holiday saluting friendship, and deals with issues that children experience all year round, not just on February 14th.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sheilah Egan
February on Sodor Island is often snowy. Such is the case in February, when Percy is asked to be "extra really useful..." by Sir Topham Hatt. Because Thomas the Tank Engine's snow plow will fit on Percy, the little engine is able to help clear all of the tracks blocked by snow. All of the usual engines are featured and there is discussion amongst them about the preparations for the Valentine's Day Party. The local children are invited to the station to exchange cards, sing songs, and celebrate the day. Edward tells the others that the children sometimes give the engines Valentines. Special mail boxes are set up along with the hearts and streamers decorating the station. Because the snow has been cleared from the tracks, the party is a success. Fans of the television series (and, perhaps, of the original books) will enjoy seeing their favorite characters. The book is meant to be read aloud as the text and style are not for beginning readers, despite the size and appearance of the title. There is an activity at the end instructing readers to go back and locate certain illustrations in the pictures. There is also an invitation to put a Valentine for "your favorite engine" in the back of the book. Part of the "Thomas & Friends" series based on "The Railway Series" by The Reverend W. Awdry. Not a first purchase, but useful where the "Thomas" demand is strong. Reviewer: Sheilah Egan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375847554
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Series:
Thomas and Friends: Thomas In Town Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
624,123
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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Valentine's Day in Vicarstown (Thomas and Friends: Thomas In Town Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
JHV More than 1 year ago
As an educator with 30 years of experience teaching all ages and a background in psychology, early childhood, and a Masters Degree in human development, I absolutely do NOT recommend this book! Because my 2 1/2 year-old grandson loves trains, I bought this book, thinking it would be a great little Valentine's Day gift. Unfortunately, I didn't read it until I got home. This book is filled with meanness and competition that is not age appropriate for preschoolers, much less for two year-olds, even if they say they like it! Young children should definitely NOT be worrying about who gets the most valentines. Love is not a contest, nor should competition regarding anything else be stressed at this age. Children need more good examples of caring, sharing, and cooperating, not keeping score or receiving physical rewards for "lessons learned." The message of this book is harmful. (My daughter tells me the Thomas-related videos are even worse, has none, and will not let her little guy see them elsewhere.) All I can imagine is that this must be a very old story from an era prior to our current understandings about the emotional nature and development of children. Please watch what you let your kids or grand kids view in either video or book form, remembering how impressionable they are. A cute cover doesn't necessarily mean quality inside!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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marquis784 More than 1 year ago
For any child who is fascinated with Thomas the Tank Engine and friends. A cute holiday story to add to any Thomas book collection. My son is a huge fan and never gets bored with his Thomas books.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The books re amaizing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your child loves the Thomas and Friends series, he/she will love these books. I initially began my son's collection with Halloween in Anopha. He absolutely loves these stories. I know that they will be great stories for when he begins to learn how to read.
MommyofRobbHenry More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up as a quick Valentine for my 3 year old son, who loves Thomas the Train and all his friends. He loves this book and wants to read it at least once a day!
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mamas9s More than 1 year ago
My seven year old loves Everything Thomas the Train! Now that he is reading, the Thomas the Train books seem to come alive for him even more. Valentine's Day in Vicarstown is another welcoming and exciting book featuring Thomas and his Friends.