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The Close Shave (Thomas & Friends)

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THOMAS’ FRIEND DUCK likes to be Really Useful and Right on Time. One day, some Troublesome Trucks start pushing and they will not stop, and a station is just ahead! Duck works himself into a lather trying to brake in time, but ends up crashing into the station’s barber shop.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 27th 2008 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published September 9th 1991)
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Whenever there is a choice between any book and a book featuring Thomas the Tank engine the later always wins. We love making faces as similar as possible to those the trains make. I get a little ruffled having to see advertisements for other products in the Thomas series books however they are enjoyable stories and there isn't too much harm done.
Simple language, good for a beginning reader.

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Thomas the Train attempt at humor--close shave is a play on words at the troublesome trucks cause Duck to run into a barber shop.
The story is kind of lame, but Thomas loving toddlers adore this book.
It was cute how things went down.
learning how to ignore teasing
Barely a coherent story.
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Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE, was an English clergyman, railway enthusiast and children's author, better known as the Reverend W. Awdry and creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, who starred in Awdry's acclaimed Railway Series.

The characters that would make Awdry famous, and the first stories featuring them, were invented in 1943 to amuse his son Christopher during a bout of measles. The first book (The Th...more
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