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Thomas Goes Fishing (Thomas & Friends)

3.78  ·  Rating Details  ·  224 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
Thomas often sees his young friends standing by the stream fishing.
It looks like so much fun that Thomas wants to go fishing too. One day, he runs out of steam and his driver fills his boiler from the stream. And soon, Thomas’ boiler is what the driver is fishing in!
In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small, blue, wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The sto
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ebook, 25 pages
Published November 10th 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published May 1st 2005)
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Rachael
Thomas wants to go fishing but instead the children go fishing IN Thomas's tank. Truly a surprise ending.
Angie
Synopsis: "Thomas often sees his young friends standing by the stream fishing.
It looks like so much fun that Thomas wants to go fishing too. One day, he runs out of steam and his driver fills his boiler from the stream. And soon, Thomas’ boiler is what the driver is fishing in!"


My Review: Munchkin really love Thomas the Train and I figured he would like this one, especially since we will be taking him fishing this summer. He did seem to enjoy the simple story. The only draw back for me is the f
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Landon Rotolo-Utz
This book would be considered a transitional book due to its use of dialog, multiple punctuation marks, and use of 7-15 words per page. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and take up a majority of the page. This would be a useful book for independent reading or read aloud to younger elementary students. This is the type of book that uses a popular children character to engage students and hopefully help motivate students to continue their reading development
Julia Wagner
Dec 29, 2015 Julia Wagner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the other series my son could read on his own as well as The Dick and Jane series. Can't say enough about the Step Into Reading series. It was a system that helped him to read independently. This was an immense accomplishment. Whenever he finished a page on his own he felt great. The text was large and he could do it and be interested in it. Because I knew that he already loved Thomas the Train I knew I could repeatedly find dependable story lines inside the system; and there were so ma ...more
Kim
Jun 17, 2010 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jt-s-books
JT liked this book. It held his interest and made him laugh. He also liked the pictures.

I did notice that the children's clothes kept changing. On the cover, the girl's shirt is pink. The first two pages her shirt is pink and she is wearing jean Capri. She also has pink bows in her hair. The boy is wearing a long sleeve white shirt with overalls. Then the girl has on an orange shirt, jean shorts and white bows in her hair. The bow is then wearing a blue short-sleeved shirt and jeans. After that
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Sarah
This is one of my 3 1/2 year old son's favorite Thomas stories, so getting it in the Step Into Reading format was great since he's starting to get interested in learning to read for himself. It's easy for me to point at the words as I read and sometimes he wants to spell them out for me.
Rosa Cline
Jan 06, 2016 Rosa Cline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, summer
This is a level 1 book and I think that rating is accurate as this book as a small sentence or two very short sentences per page. It's on the higher level 1 end and not for the very beginning readers.

In this Thomas book, and his driver cross a bridge and below two children are fishing every day. Thomas watching them every day and says "I would like to fish" his driver thinks that is funny a train engine fishing. Thomas doesn't feel very well and his engine needs water. So his driver fills him u
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Heather
Humorous book just suspend your reality a bit.... Would the fish really be alive is the boiler of a steam engine after it's been puffing down the tracks for a bit?!? Hmmmmm This will make for a good early reader for H.
Grant Stephens
This book does not have much of a lesson but there are lots of sight words. Thomas the Tank is a well know children’s series so the book should keep children engaged.
Mommywest
Jun 30, 2015 Mommywest rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a cute Level 1 reader--perfect for reading aloud with an emerging reader. Love the fun and fishy surprise for Thomas!
Desiree Tarpeo
Jun 20, 2015 Desiree Tarpeo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My kiddo loves all the Thomas books, but this one was especially fun with the mysterious pain Thomas had in his boiler!
Angie Quantrell
Apr 21, 2016 Angie Quantrell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Funny story about Thomas the Tank Engine who wants to go fishing. Which he did, in his own unusual way.
Grace
Apr 21, 2014 Grace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review by Brandon: I liked the part when there was fish inside Thomas.
Aaron Guerrero
Aug 25, 2011 Aaron Guerrero rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thomas stops by kids everyday on a bridge. He loves the kids. He watched them go fishing in the pond. The children always waved. Thomas always went "peep, peep" when he passed them. Thomas always wished to fish. One day Thomas stopped. He said his boiler hurt. The driver filled his boiler with water from the river. One day Thomas's boiiler felt funny. There were fish in it! Te driver fished in Thomas. he he he he :)
Felicity The Magnificent
I liked it because it was kind of a silly book. Because Thomas wanted to fish, and his driver said, "an engine fishing?" and he laughed. When the driver put water into Thomas's tank, it was not empty anymore, it was full. And there were fish, too. And the driver fished in Thomas and the kids fished in the water. - Felicity
Eileen
May 05, 2011 Eileen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages: 3-6
Shelves: kids
FINALLY, a Thomas book that isn't about one of the engines being a total douche.
This is a really cute, short, and easy-to-read story (with NO moral-thank dog) about fish ending up in Thomas's boiler.
Rebecca
Dec 05, 2008 Rebecca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
I find it rather strange that the engineer puts a bucket of water into Thomas' boiler and doesn't notice that two fish are swimming around in it. Completely unrealistic!
Emily
beginning reader - good book. Repeated phrases - helpful for very young age - good pictures, except the traisn looked more real than the people
Andrea
Jun 17, 2011 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
Some Thomas the train books are too long. The "step into reading books" aren't bad for little ones that are ready to turn the page.
Arte
I had to read this book to my little brother. It was such a bad book it hurt. I'm not even giving it any stars.
Mariana
Dec 26, 2009 Mariana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Thomas couldnt keep on the trail...because he had water on his engine even fishes!
ABC
Feb 21, 2008 ABC rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: toddlers/preschoolers
Shelves: younger-kids
My son liked Thomas a lot when he was a toddler and this is a cute book!
Melissa
Oct 01, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-or-teens
Great for beginning readers. It also makes my little ones giggle.
Theresa
Dec 20, 2013 Theresa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
early reader on my toddlers favorite character
Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge
The driver fishes in Thomas. A.
Theresa
Greta book to read with grandkids
Tammy Sawyer
Boo and his fish fish.....
Erin Holland
A favorite of my sons.
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Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE, better known as the Rev. W. Awdry, was an English clergyman, railway enthusiast and children's author, 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 Three
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