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The Little Engine That Could

byWatty PiperIllustratorLoren Long

Hardcover | September 27, 2005

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Everyone loves The Little Engine That Could, that classic tale of the determined little engine that, despite its size, triumphantly pulls a train full of toys to the waiting children on the other side of a mountain.

Now the great Loren Long (Otis; Of Thee I Sing) has brilliantly re-illustrated this classic story, bringing it exuberantly to life for today’s child. Get on board for the publishing event of the year.

Loren Long has putt puff puttedy chuffed his way all over the bestseller lists with such titles as Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas, Drummer Boy, Toy Boat by Randall de Sève, and Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna. He’s also had the opportunity to modernize the classic The Little Engine That Could by Watty...
Title:The Little Engine That CouldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 12.25 × 10.06 × 0.45 inPublished:September 27, 2005Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399244670

ISBN - 13:9780399244674

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Defective! The words and pictures in Abridged Edition do not match!
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the original but... the board book I received left out a lot info and the wording and pictures did not match.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood Classic This is my favourite version of the story. I think every child should know this one! Nice text and lovely illustrations.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A classic I loved this book as a child and my parents bought it for my children who love it too. It's definitely a wordy book to read though! A message of positive thinking and not giving up is great. #indigoreviews
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood revisited The story that Burl Ives sang to our children, long ago, is published here with pictures that will appeal to all children. A "motivating story", yes, but "I think I can" giving way to "I knew I could" feels so right, whatever the age. Will share it with my great-grandson, when he is just a little older.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power of Positive Thinking We read this book to our children, more than 30 years ago. It helps to create positive thinkers, and, the magic of believing that one can! To this day, we still talk about this book. My grandchildren treasure it.
Date published: 2013-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too much of the original story is missing This story is a classic, but the editors of this board book chopped out way too much of it. The story doesn't flow very well. I remember reading this story as a child and loving how the words mimicked the sound of a train chugging along a track. This feeling is lost in the board book version, sadly. I wish I had known the board book was different and would have bought a paper version telling the whole story. The images are still great, and my little guy enjoys the book.... not as much as his paper version of Down by the Station by Will Hillenbrand though!
Date published: 2009-08-21

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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