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Thomas and the Big Big Bridge (Thomas & Friends)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  173 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
It’s a special day for the railway! A big, big bridge has opened in the new rail line through the Mountains of Sodor. Thomas is excited, but some of the other engines are afraid of being so high. Can Thomas help them get over their fears–or will he become afraid, too?
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published May 13th 2003 by Golden Books
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Jun 13, 2011 added it
Shelves: kids, fear-based
Hey Kids!
Are you a well-adjusted, confident youngster?
Are you missing out on irrational fears fed to you by books, TV shows, and movies that are intended to do just the opposite!?
Have your parents or siblings instilled unhealthy fear in experiencing anything new!?
Well, this book is for YOU!

It's another another fear-based book for kids!

Storyline: Thomas isn't afraid of something, but his friend is, so he decides to be afraid, too! Brills! His fears are confirmed, of course, although eventually he
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
Thomas and the Big Big Bridge perfectly optimizes the little blue tank engine. When Henry is nervous about climbing the mountains and crossing the big big bridge Thomas is too, but he eventually overcomes his fears, leading by example to help Henry across. A new favorite!
Kelsey Scherer
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great book for those younger children! What I really appreciate about this book is that it is targeted for younger audiences, however, it is very descriptive when discussing and describing the emotions and what is going on within Thomas and his friend's lastest adventure. The town had just completed building the big, big bridge, that reached the sky, and mostly everyone was afraid to go up and cross it. Thomas is not intimitated until he isn't looking and the next thing he knows h ...more
Jul 13, 2011 rated it liked it
Cute story about Thomas and his train friends who are traveling to a new bridge on through the mountains of Sodor. All the engines, except Thomas, are a little afraid of that bridge because it is so high. Good book to talk about overcoming fears and following through on things.
Little Miss and the Legomeister
Have I mentioned before that Legomeister was a huge Thomas the Train fan? From two until (don't tell him I told you this) nearly six. Huge fan.

This is one of the better Thomas stories. I enjoyed reading it. And, of course, he loved it.
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
Was ok. A fun childrens story. A perfect example of what happens when you let other influence how you think and feel.
May 23, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: preschoolers
Shelves: younger-kids
Thomas gets stuck on a high bridge and needs to be rescued! Not a toddler book, for ages 3-6.
Aug 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-books
3.5 stars. My son loves Thomas and loves to be read to. This is a fun story that includes familiar Thomas characters and has a simple lesson about overcoming fears/challenges.
Aug 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
Very unrealistic, trains don't have feelings.
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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.

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