Thomas & Friends: Cranky by


Thomas & Friends: Cranky by

The perfect introduction to Thomas the Tank Engine! Cranky the Crane works at the Docks on the Island of Sodor. He was rude to tank engines, Thomas and Percy, and loved to play tricks on them. Then one day a strong storm hit Sodor and Cranky needed the little engines' help. Cranky is a much-loved character from the classic Thomas the Tank Engine TV series. Thomas Engine Adventures is a great way to pass on the tradition of Thomas to early readers. Children aged 2 and up will love meeting classic characters such as Percy, James, Gordon, and Toby down on The Fat Controller's railway. These fun, short stories come with a bonus spot-and-see activity at the end. Perfect for bedtime. Thomas has been teaching children lessons about life and friendship for over 70 years. He ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

5th May 2016



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