The Little Engine That Could (The Little Engine That Could)
Everyone loves The Little Engine That Could, that classic tale of the determined little engine that, despite its size, triumphantly pulls a train full of toys to the waiting children on the other side of a mountain.
Now the great Loren Long (Mr. Peabody’s Apples) has brilliantly re-illustrated this classic story, bringing it exuberantly to life for today’s child. Get on b
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And yes, it's a classic beloved by generations. But I'm still only giving it one star. If I have to read this damn thing multiple times a day, I damn well reserve the right to judge it with all my might.
Firstly, it's tedious. There's no need to list everything on the carg ...more
This story is about a train carrying goods for children but it breaks down and is unable to get the goods to the children. The train asks several trains that pass by for help, but they all decline for various reasons. Eventually a little engine helps although she thinks she is not strong enough to pull the train over the mo ...more
This book is a perfect example of the types of books I write and want to write!
It is inspirational and encouraging!
It fits with my motto: DREAM, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE...EVERY CHALLENGE CAN BE OVERCOME!!!
Still at my age, whenever I think "I can't", I remember this book and I say "Yes, I can!"
This book also inspired my eldest child, my daughter, Danielle. She was abused by a babysitter at 13 months old and acqu ...more
'I know I can, I know I can, I know I can'
'I knew I could, I knew I could, I knew I could...'
The little blue train never doubt himself, never gave up and achived his goals. The book would be ideal for children aged 2-6 and ...more
I'd also never noticed before that the Little Engine is female. And, I also discovered that she is one of the few female engines in children's books about trains. While there is a lot of analysis of this story that could suggest that it is sexist that the male trains couldn't b ...more
Genre – Fiction
The little engine that could is a classic picture book about an engine that came along and helped a broken down train after other trains refused. The train was only a moving train that had never been over the mountain but when it thought of all the girls and boys who wouldn’t get their toys and food, it was able to help. The building up of the story was when the engine came to the mountain and st ...more
What I didn’t like about the book was that only good girls and boys were getting good food and toys. I felt like sent the wrong message to little kids. Even kids who are considered bad should get good food ...more
I really love this book. I could really relate to this book. This book help me through alot of different things when I was a child. It helped me realize that when people don't want to help you when you are down, that you need keep pushing yourself. Sometimes as an adult, I still go back and read this book. It also helped me realize that even when people turn their backs on you, if you keep on going you will meet your goal.