Thomas and the Naughty Diesel (Thomas & Friends)
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Thomas and the Naughty Diesel (Thomas & Friends)

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Diesel tries to be good, but no one will give him a chance. It is only when Thomas gets stuck in the mud that Diesel gets the chance to prove himself by coming to the rescue in this adorable and heart-warming Pictureback®.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published August 3rd 1999 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Amber Clapper
I loved this story. The message is very important and will be very valuable for children. The book teaches how you never know when you are going to need someone so don’t burn your bridges. I also think forgiveness is part of this book. Even though the diesel had made mistakes in the past didn’t mean that everyone should be rude to him now after all he is the strongest engine. A good activity to go along with this book would be for students to pick what they think their strongest point it and dra...more
I liked it. ⭐⭐⭐
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Natalie Pietro
I had one big problem with this book. Some little kid who borrowed this book from the library tore out the first few pages so my son and I couldn't comprehend why this diesel is so upset. I guess if we knew we would have understood everything more clearly. Still my son enjoyed Thomas and his mischievous friends even with part of the story missing. I just need to find another copy of this book so I can finally read the whole story.
Wooden Horse
There's not much I can say about Thomas that most parent's of toddlers don't already know. Although the "Naughty Diesel" is initially bad he ends up helping save the day and everyone is glad that he came and hopes he can come back again.
Diesel actually develops as a character throughout this book, rather than just being mean all the time. I like to think my son notices that sort of thing.
This teaches kids a good lesson on how to not let your anger get away from you. If I was teaching kids about emotions this would ve a good book to read.
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