Item description for The Little Engine That Could Easy-to-Read by Watty Piper...
Overview 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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Studio: Grosset & Dunlap
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8" Height: 8" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1986
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Grade Level Pre School
Series Little Engine That Could
ISBN 0448190788 ISBN13 9780448190785 UPC 070918003493
Availability 55 units. Availability accurate as of May 29, 2017 11:39.
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More About Watty Piper
As creator of the immensely popular Otis the Tractor series, 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, and Otis and the Scarecrow. He is also the author/illustrator of Drummer Boy, and has illustrated bestselling books by Randall de Seve (Toy Boat), Madonna (Mr. Peabody's Apples), President Barack Obama (Of Thee I Sing) and Watty Piper (The Little Engine that Could). A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Loren lives in Ohio with his wife, Tracy, and their two sons.
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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.