The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper


The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

Everyone loves The Little Engine That Could, that classic tale of the determined little engine that, despite its small stature, triumphantly pulls a train full of toys to the waiting children on the other side of a mountain. Originally re-illustrated by the great Loren Long (Otis; Toy Boat; Of Thee l Sing) in 2005, this vibrant edition of the classic story was heralded by critics and became a #1 New York Times bestseller. Now abridged and shrunk for the littlest of hands, The Little Engine that Could is ready for the youngest readers to hop on board! I think I can-l think I can-I think l can...


* Long... adds a lushness to the spreads and injects even more personality into the characters. Both faithful fans and newcomers will enjoy this triumphant ride and eagerly climb aboard for repeat excursions. Publishers Weekly, starred review * Long has enriched this new edition with bountiful illustrations that take their palette and inspiration from the original, but are greatly enhanced by imagination and inventiveness. Kirkus Reviews, starred review

About the Author

As creator of the immensely popular Otis the Tractor series, Loren Long hasputt puff puttedy chuffed his way all over the bestseller lists with such titles asOtis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas, and Otis and the Scarecrow. He is also the author/illustrator ofDrummer Boy, and has illustrated bestselling books by Randall de Seve (Toy Boat), Madonna(Mr. Peabody s Apples), President Barack Obama (Of Thee I Sing) and Watty Piper (The Little Engine that Could). A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Loren lives in Ohio with his wife, Tracy, and their two sons.

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32 pages


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Publication date

24th June 2015



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