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The Little Engine That Could Easy-to-Read [Paperback]

By Pseud Watty Piper (Author), Walter Retan (Author) & Mateu (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Little Engine That Could Easy-to-Read by Pseud Watty Piper, Walter Retan & Mateu...

When the other engines refuse, the Little Blue Engine tries to pull a stranded train full of toys and good food over the mountain.

Publishers Description
"I think I can I think I can " The classic tale of the little engine who wasn't afraid to try. Here is a delightful adaptation of one of the best-selling children's books of all time with a vocabulary specially geared for beginning readers.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Grosset & Dunlap
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.8" Width: 7.6" Height: 0.1"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   Grosset & Dunlap
Grade Level  Pre School  
Age  4-8
Series  Little Engine That Could  
ISBN  0448190788  
ISBN13  9780448190785  
UPC  070918003493  

Availability  63 units.
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More About Pseud Watty Piper, Walter Retan & Mateu

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Loren Long has"putt puff puttedy chuff"ed 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 Seve, "and Mr. Peabody s Apples"by Madonna. He s also had the opportunity to modernize the classic"The Little Engine That Could"by Watty Piper and had the distinct honor of illustrating"Of Thee I Sing"by President Barack Obama.
A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Loren lives in Ohio with his wife, Tracy, and their two sons."

Watty Piper has published or released items in the following series...
  1. All Aboard Books (Paperback)
  2. Froggy
  3. Little Engine That Could
  4. Little Engine That Could (Paperback)
  5. Platt & Munk Classics

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Self-Esteem & Self-Respect > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Little Engine That Could Easy-to-Read?

Better than the original!  Aug 26, 2007
I like this version much better than the original. The biggest reason is that the text matches up better with the pictures. In the original, sentences ran from one page to the next, making it hard to read aloud. In addition, the vocabulary used is simpler for young children (my daughter is currently two years old and has been enjoying this book for many months now.)
Good story, but lacking in comparison  Jul 19, 2002
Really, I wish I would have bought the original. Strangely enough we had the original version borrowed from the library in the house when this book arrived. Even my 2 1/2 year old daughter prefers the original. It is so much better. The details are more vivid. The language more interesting. This version isn't bad; it just isn't AS good.
Why abridge a classic?  May 9, 2002
Just buy the REAL Little Engine That Could with its beautiful poetic lines. Skip the easy-to-read version. Little kids have a greater appreciation for real books than some people give them credit for.
Wonderful Book  Aug 19, 1998
All I can say is that I love this book. As a child my mother read me this book over and over. Its message is as inspiring to me now as it was then. I can't say enough how much I love this book. It's a wonderful addition to anyones collection, young and old. Brings me to tears when I read it and think back on my childhood. I don't think I could have gotten through some of those early years without it.

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