Item description for A Cow on the Line and Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories (Thomas & Friends) (Pictureback(R)) by Wilbert Vere Awdry, Terry Permane & David Mitton...
Overview The railroad engines discover how respect for the rules and for each other pays off
Publishers Description In the title story, Gordon and Henry laugh at Edward when some cows break his train. But when a cow blocks the line several days later, it's Edward who has the last laugh. Also included are "Double Trouble," "Old Iron," and "Percy Takes the Plunge."
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Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.04" Width: 8.06" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Release Date Mar 10, 1992
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0679819770 ISBN13 9780679819776 UPC 090129003259
Availability 0 units.
More About Wilbert Vere Awdry, Terry Permane & David Mitton
In 1944, a country vicar, the Reverend W Awdry, wrote the stories he had been telling his two young sons about a group of engines with very recognizable personalities. In 1945, the first book featuring Thomas and the other Really Useful Engines was published, and in the 60 years since, the tales of these friendly engines have become beloved classics around the world.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Wilbert Vere Awdry was born in 1911 and died in 1997.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Cow on the Line and Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories (Thomas & Friends) (Pictureback(R))?
Wonderful product Dec 27, 2006
This book is nice because it has several stories. If you think you're going to read ONE story at a time, be advised, you'll probably have to read clear to the end of the book every time. Reading Thomas books has become our pre-naptime routine--what a great way for Grammy and grandson to bond!
nice story Feb 21, 2006
A very nice story for 3-year-old fan of Thomas trains, videos, puzzles, books and pjs.
Incomplete, dis-jointed, unclear Nov 23, 2004
This is a pretty bad book. It's the 2nd Thomas book, I've ever bought - and I hope most of them aren't as bad as this one. There are several stories in this book, all of which seem to have chunks of the stories missing. It is very dis-jointed. The illustrations (which are photos of the train models) do not help the reader to figure out what is going on in the story. The words(vocabulary) that are used seem to be somewhat unusual (perhaps - they are british terms) - which do not help. This book is not worth the money or the effort. Although my 3 year son doesn't seen to mind too much, it certainly is not his favorite book. Besides, it is frustrating to the adults that have to endure reading this to the children over and over.
Kind of fragmented. Sep 2, 2002
The stories are good stories, the pictures are neat, and the characters are interesting.
This book, though, tends to be written in a sort of fragmentary style, leaving out a bit much, and often not giving a good idea of why one picture follows another.
On the other hand, my 3-year-old likes it, like all her other Thomas books.
An excellent choice for "Thomas the Tank Engine" fans. Apr 12, 1997
Do you know of a young child who enjoys the "Thomas the Tank Engine" segments on the PBS show "Shining Time Station"? Does this child enjoy having stories read to him or her? Then "A Cow on the Line" would be a great addition to the child's library.
This book features 42 photographs from the Britt Allcroft video productions on its 32 pages. All photos are quite clear. The pictures are well placed to keep the attention of young listeners. Because the text could serve as a script for the television segments, this is a "read to me" book. A strong third- or fourth-grade reader could handle the text, but the sentence structure and phrasing is beyond beginning readers.
As listed above, the book contains 4 stories. Only one features Thomas -- Percy and Edward take the spotlight in this book.
The stories are true to the nature of the "Thomas" series and are a delight to read. And if your child is like the two year old in our house, he or she won't even mind if you don't sound like Ringo Starr or George Carlin (the video narrators) when you read the stories!