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The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition)

LOVE: 68 NEUTRAL: 58
REGRET: 3 WANT: 17

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LOVE: 68 NEUTRAL: 58
REGRET: 3 WANT: 17
    • Andi H.
    • Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    I know this is a classic but it is way too long and my kids loose interest. Dec 11, 2022

  • Throwback to my childhood. Love this story, and love sharing it with my kids. Oct 31, 2022

    • Hellen K.
    • Long Island city, New York

    The book is very thin and has some printing smell. The contents are pretty fun though! Oct 18, 2022

    • Leah B.
    • Sharon, Massachusetts

    My son is obsessed with trains, so I think he loves this book mostly to look at the trains in the photos. But it is one that is read often in our house! Aug 06, 2022

  • So I actually picked this book up at a thrift store so the condition wasn’t the best but boy does my son love this book. For some reason I forgot how long it was but it’s a good length. Jul 24, 2022

  • Such a simple book to read to children. My son loves it! May 25, 2021

  • This is one of the classics. It’s a must have in every library. It’s a book about determination and kindness. May 05, 2021

  • We both love this book. I think it does a good job at showing that not everyone is willing to help, but you don’t have to be the biggest or best to try. Even the little engine could do it! May 03, 2021

  • We got this from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. My kids get bored with it, and it is not a book I want to read over and over again. A good message, but long for a bedtime story. Jan 25, 2021

  • A classic passed down through the he generations. You can do anything just believe in yourself. Dec 30, 2020

  • Classic book to own. Oct 27, 2020

  • A classic story with a timeless lesson. Attitude is everything! Plus I love the illustrations in this original version. Sep 19, 2020

  • Classic book. Teaching littles to never give up. Sep 04, 2020

  • A awesome story Aug 13, 2020

  • My boys love this book and as a parent I love the lesson behind it. Aug 11, 2020

    • Molly O.
    • United States of America

    Even though this book is visually dated, it has a great takeaway- to never give up! This is a book that should be read to every child at least once. Jul 26, 2020

  • Great story with fun details. The board book is abridged, so I'd recommend getting the full version as paperback or hardcover and transitioning to that when it won't get ripped by little hands! Jul 24, 2020

  • One of our favorite books! This gets read almost daily (takes about 5 minutes to read). The illustrations are colorful and it’s a classic book! It was also Daddy’s favorite book as a kid. Jun 02, 2020

  • Awesome book with a message about kindness, giving, and perseverance! Apr 03, 2020

    • Heidi D.
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Tried and true! I loved this book when I was little. I loved the pictures and rooting for the little train and all of its toys. Happy to read this to my son now. Feb 21, 2020

  • Favorite that children love. You can teach them . Never to give up. To keep trying. Feb 03, 2020

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    • Andi H.
    • Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    I know this is a classic but it is way too long and my kids loose interest. Dec 11, 2022

  • Throwback to my childhood. Love this story, and love sharing it with my kids. Oct 31, 2022

    • Hellen K.
    • Long Island city, New York

    The book is very thin and has some printing smell. The contents are pretty fun though! Oct 18, 2022

    • Leah B.
    • Sharon, Massachusetts

    My son is obsessed with trains, so I think he loves this book mostly to look at the trains in the photos. But it is one that is read often in our house! Aug 06, 2022

  • So I actually picked this book up at a thrift store so the condition wasn’t the best but boy does my son love this book. For some reason I forgot how long it was but it’s a good length. Jul 24, 2022

  • Such a simple book to read to children. My son loves it! May 25, 2021

  • This is one of the classics. It’s a must have in every library. It’s a book about determination and kindness. May 05, 2021

  • We both love this book. I think it does a good job at showing that not everyone is willing to help, but you don’t have to be the biggest or best to try. Even the little engine could do it! May 03, 2021

  • We got this from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. My kids get bored with it, and it is not a book I want to read over and over again. A good message, but long for a bedtime story. Jan 25, 2021

  • A classic passed down through the he generations. You can do anything just believe in yourself. Dec 30, 2020

  • Classic book to own. Oct 27, 2020

  • A classic story with a timeless lesson. Attitude is everything! Plus I love the illustrations in this original version. Sep 19, 2020

  • Classic book. Teaching littles to never give up. Sep 04, 2020

  • A awesome story Aug 13, 2020

  • My boys love this book and as a parent I love the lesson behind it. Aug 11, 2020

    • Molly O.
    • United States of America

    Even though this book is visually dated, it has a great takeaway- to never give up! This is a book that should be read to every child at least once. Jul 26, 2020

  • Great story with fun details. The board book is abridged, so I'd recommend getting the full version as paperback or hardcover and transitioning to that when it won't get ripped by little hands! Jul 24, 2020

  • One of our favorite books! This gets read almost daily (takes about 5 minutes to read). The illustrations are colorful and it’s a classic book! It was also Daddy’s favorite book as a kid. Jun 02, 2020

  • Awesome book with a message about kindness, giving, and perseverance! Apr 03, 2020

    • Heidi D.
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Tried and true! I loved this book when I was little. I loved the pictures and rooting for the little train and all of its toys. Happy to read this to my son now. Feb 21, 2020

  • Favorite that children love. You can teach them . Never to give up. To keep trying. Feb 03, 2020

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