The Little Engine that Could
A Storybook and Wind-Up Train/Dutton Motorbook
The Little Engine That Could, the star of the classic story by Watty Piper, has chug, chug, chugged her way into children's imaginations for nearly seventy years. Now this beloved character is a brightly colored windup train that zooms along four different grooved tracks in this new Motor Book?. The oversized board book retells the beloved story of the little blue engine that rescues a trainload of toys, bringing them over the mountain to the boys and girls on the other side. Each spread features a uniquely shaped track-the third spread unfolds to nearly two feet in length-along which the Little Engine windup toy travels as she makes her way over the mountain, uttering that famous refrain, "I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!" After play, the windup train can be popped back into the molded clamshell for easy storage. The bright, updated artwork and the inventive new format are sure to bring this timeless story to a whole new generation of fans.
Dutton Juvenile, 9780525460299, 4pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 1998