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Day of the Diesels (Thomas & Friends)

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In the new Thomas & Friends direct-to-DVD movie, Day of the Diesels, the devious Diesel Engines are up to no good—and it's going to take some 'steamwork' to stop them. Little boys age 3-6 will thrill to this full-color, hardcover storybook that captures all of the fun, mystery, and excitement of Thomas the Tank Engine's latest adventure.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 9th 2011 by Golden Books
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Alison
Apr 04, 2017 Alison rated it it was amazing
This is no Caldecott contender, that's for sure. This gets 5 stars since my nearly 3 year old Thomas the Train fanatic son loves it. I read it, and then I re-read it, and then I read it another 6 plus times in the past few days.

In case any 3 year olds are reading this: his current favorites are this aforementioned book, The Lego Book, So Many Houses, Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, The Little Red Caboose, and Green Eggs and Ham. From those choices, Richard Scarry wins hands
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Evan Micheals
Dec 03, 2014 Evan Micheals rated it it was ok
Themes of Racial Superiority run through this book, but look at what happened to the Diesels in the end. I could not help but think this was a metaphor for the glory days of the British Empire. I suspect the views towards Diesels is a reflection of how the English saw India in the late 40's before Indian Independance.
Jacqueline
Apr 18, 2012 Jacqueline rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this entry in the Thomas DVD adaptions series. The story was more action filled then most and the art was lovely. My annoyance at Awdry still receiving author credit still stands though.
Elizabeth
Jan 03, 2013 Elizabeth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe it's because I'm not a "young boy ages 2-5," but I can't tell any of the trains apart, and I can't read any of their facial expressions.
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my son is 2. hes in love with trains! this book was our morning cuddle book. we watched the movie last night before supper and bath.
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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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