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Stop, Train, Stop! a Thomas the Tank Engine Story (Thomas & Friends) (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

By Wilbert Vere Awdry (Author), Owain Bell (Illustrator) & Wilbert Vere Awdry (Based on Book Series)
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Item description for Stop, Train, Stop! a Thomas the Tank Engine Story (Thomas & Friends) (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) by Wilbert Vere Awdry & Owain Bell...

When Thomas the Tank Engine decides not to make his usual station stops one day, he learns that faster is not always better

Publishers Description
Illustrated in full color. When Thomas the Tank Engine decides to bypass his usual stops and speed directly to the end of the line, havoc ensues. Thomas is in such a hurry that the passengers can't get on or off, and everything gets bounced up and down in a wonderful jumble!

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Random House
Pages   12
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 4.25" Height: 6"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Jan 20, 1998
Publisher   Random House Books for Young Readers
Age  2-5
ISBN  0679892737  
ISBN13  9780679892731  

Availability  101 units.
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More About Wilbert Vere Awdry & Owain Bell

Wilbert Vere Awdry 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.

Wilbert Vere Awdry has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Big Golden Book
  2. Book and CD
  3. Bright & Early Board Books
  4. Bright & Early Books (Hardcover)
  5. Bright and Early Board Book
  6. Color Plus Chunky Crayons
  7. Deluxe Pictureback
  8. Glitter Board Book
  9. I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books (Hardcover)
  10. Lift and Peek!
  11. Little Golden Book
  12. Nifty Lift-And-Look
  13. Painting Time
  14. Pictureback Books
  15. Please Read to Me (Paperback)
  16. Railway Series
  17. Random House Picturebacks
  18. Step Into Reading
  19. Step Into Reading - Level 1 - Quality
  20. Step Into Reading - Level 2 - Quality
  21. Step Into Reading - Thomas and Friends (Quality)
  22. Step Into Reading: A Step 1 Book
  23. Step Into Reading: A Step 1 Book (Paperback)
  24. Step Into Reading: A Step 2 Book
  25. Thomas & Friends
  26. Thomas & Friends (8x8)
  27. Thomas & Friends (Board Books)
  28. Thomas & Friends (Hardcover)
  29. Thomas & Friends (Paperback)
  30. Write-On/Wipe-Off Activity Book

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Reviews - What do customers think about Stop, Train, Stop! a Thomas the Tank Engine Story (Thomas & Friends) (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))?

The Perfect Combination!  Sep 1, 2007
I can't think of anything better for a two year old obsessed with trains! Dr. Seuss meets Thomas is an incredible combination. Both this book and "Go Train Go" have become my son's favorite bedtime books. They finally got him excited to sit down and read/listen to books.
Nice, sturdy, and fun for a little train lover in your home  Jun 26, 2007
Some people complain about the overly simplistic plot, but it is about the right level of complexity for a young child.

Thomas the Tank Engine has a daily routine that involves passing through towns, seeing the waives from a little boy, and letting the passengers get on and off of the train. One day he decides to go real fast and not stop for the passengers. This results in a bad day. The people are not satisfied, and Thomas doesn't get a chance to see the cows mowing and the little boys waving.

Yeah, its not the most captivating of plots, but it shows a simple form of "cause and effect," which is something that young children must learn in order to understand more complicated concepts. It goes beyong the simple "cause and effect" of pressing a button and seeing a light go on, it shows that more complex actions might have a larger effect as well.

You child will probably love the pictures. Thomas the Tank Engine is a very popular train with a huge smile. Little kids love trains and they'll like the bright and colorful illustrations in this book.

It is a durable book that you can leave on the floor and let your infant or toddler play with; and the cover and pages will remain intact. With young children, durability is important and often overlooked in non-board books for infants and toddlers.

It's a nice book to add to your child's library.
Stop Train Stop  Feb 10, 2007
Loved this book. My grandchildren loved and we read it over and over again.
A Thomas Book for Small Fry - a review of "Stop, Train, Stop!"  Feb 8, 2006
"Stop, Train, Stop" is an odd little book. For one thing, it purports to be a "beginning" reader, and for another thing, Thomas not only has Annie and Clarabelle but dining, sleeping, and luggage cars!

Now as most people know [;-)], Thomas' branch line is not long enough to warrant either a sleeping or dining car. (Sometimes its frightening how much this mom knows about Sodor-but I know I'm not alone.) Still, the plot is interesting enough that most fans won't be too worried about this discrepancy. And Owen Bell does a nice job in illustrating this little story.

The story takes place one day when Thomas decides not to stop at any of his assigned stations. Instead he rushes head-long and willy-nilly to the end of the line, only to find that this rushing about didn't make him as happy as he thought it would. Turns out Thomas missed his friends along the way. He missed seeing the cows that `moo' hello to him, and he missed the children that wave as he goes by.

In it's own way, "Stop, Train, Stop!" is a stop and smell the roses allegory. It explains to children how `bad' things can happen if you rush about your business. [Certainly the cook on the dining car and the passengers weren't happy!]

Which brings us to the other oddity about this book, that Random House considers it to be a "beginning" reader. Now, I'm no expert, but I do have a beginning reader --kindergartener-and she certainly can't even begin to read this as there are frequently 20 or more words per page and a heavy use of past tense.

But judge for yourself from the text below. The first page has more text than most pages.

Every day Thomas the Tank Engine
chugged from the start of his line
to the end of his line
and back again.
"All aboard!"
called the little blue engine's conductor.

Three and a Half Stars. Okay story that young Thomas fans will no doubt like. A sort of stop and smell the roses tale.


Well time has passed and I've discovered all sorts of things like the Accelerated Reading (AR) scale. And I was mostly correct. While "Stop, Train, Stop" is an early reader, it isn't a true beginning primer as it is listed as a 1.5 on the Accelerated Reading scale. To the newly initiated this means that the book is suitable for First Graders in the fifth month of school.

And just so you know, the AR description is a general "guide" that rates books on a relative scale of difficulty. Children can certainly read at levels above or below their group range, so that this number should only be used as a aid to help choose books that are appropriate and not frustrating.

~Pam T 2007
Great for the very young book lovers!  Aug 23, 2000
This book uses simple language and a simple plot that is just right for very young children. I bought this book for my son when he was about six monthes old and he loved it even then. Now he is two and it is still his favorite. It has also proved to be fairly durable. I do agree with another reviewer that it is not the most facinating book for adults to read, but...This is a great "starter" book to help your young child learn to love to read.

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