Item description for The Great Race (Thomas & Friends) (Step into Reading) by Wilbert Vere Awdry, Kerry Milliron & Tom LaPadula...
Overview Thomas the tank engine and Bertie the bus agree to race to see who is faster.
Publishers Description Bertie the Bus wants to race, and Thomas happily takes up the challenge. Bertie takes an early lead, but a patient Thomas proves there are advantages to riding on tracks instead of roads. Beginning readers will delight in this charming adaptation of the classic Thomas the Tank Engine story "Thomas and Bertie."
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Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.91" Width: 5.93" Height: 0.09" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Nov 28, 2000
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Series Thomas & Friends
ISBN 0375802843 ISBN13 9780375802843 UPC 090129003990
Availability 62 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 16, 2017 08:37.
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More About Wilbert Vere Awdry, Kerry Milliron & Tom LaPadula
In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small, blue, wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, THE REVEREND W. AWDRY, made up to accompany this wonderful toy were first published in 1945. He continued to create new adventures and characters until 1972 when he retired from writing. Reverend Awdry died in 1997 at age 85.
Wilbert Vere Awdry was born in 1911 and died in 1997.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Great Race (Thomas & Friends) (Step into Reading)?
Great book for the Thomas fan! Mar 10, 2006
My 5 1/2 year old enjoys this book because he loves Thomas and can recognize most of the words. His younger brother (3 1/2) enjoys listening, as well.
Also Called Thomas And The School Trip Apr 21, 2005
"It is a big day in the train yard. `Let's get ready!' says Thomas the Tank Engine. Swish, swish. The train yard is ready." -From the book
Thomas and the other trains are very excited today because children are arriving for a school trip! However, Thomas has work to do on his branch line.
He hurries through his tasks so he'll be able to transport the children, but then encounters a series of delays-including a broken down Bertie the Bus. What will Thomas do? How will the children arrive safely?
Thomas and the School Trip (also called The Great Race) is a Step 1 Book (Step Into Reading) geared to children in Preschool to Grade 1. The script is quite large, and the language is simplistic to help beginner readers.
Unlike many Thomas the Tank Engine stories, especially the ones geared to older children, there is no taunting or rudeness among the engines. Everyone cooperates and helps each other.
Perfect for young Thomas fans Jun 30, 2001
Most Thomas fans know the story of the race between Thomas and Bertie. This book simplifies the story and has easy to read large print. My young Thomas fan pulls this book off the shelf first every day. If your child likes Thomas he'll want to learn to read this book.