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Happy Birthday, Thomas! (Thomas & Friends)

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Illus. in full color. It's Thomas's birthday, but where are all the presents, balloons, and silly hats? Thomas thinks his friends have forgotten, but they may have a surprise for him.

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 10th 1990 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published September 1st 1990)
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And Thomas the Tank Engine is another beloved character. I thought it was kind of mean how everyone ignored Thomas on his birthday, but it turns out ok in the end.
Great memories reading these to C when she was little, so happy to revisit them tonight!
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My kids LOVED Thomas the Tank Engine. The pictures in this book are great - so colorful and welcoming. What kid wouldn't like them? (except the train engines have faces...which is weird, I know.) These books are great at teaching numbers ( all of the engines are numbered), colors, counting, and classifying objects. They are fun read-alouds. Kids love to look at them after they've heard the story.
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Great pictures and simple text for early readers. Trains, presents, friends, surprises and cows…a Preschool favorite! For more lessons on friendship, please go to
This is a silly book that I got for free - but for some reason Parker loves it...probably the balloons :)
3 year old birthday boy loved this book!
read by myself, the most difficult reader so far!
Thomas has a birthday.
for your thomas fan
first ar book read
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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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