The Little Engine That Could

Written by Watty Piper • Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Reviewed by CathleenH (age 8)

A little train is filled with toys and candy for the kids on the other side of the mountain. All of a sudden it stops, and then it cannot go again. The wheels will not go. It can't find another train to come and help. Then a little blue train comes along. Will it be able to help? Is it too small? Read this story to find out what happens!

I liked the train because it was a happy little train. It had all kinds of things like oranges, milk, apples, lollipops, and all kinds of toys for the children. I liked the pictures in this story. They are made in watercolors and they are very bright and pretty. I also liked the way the blue train stopped to help. It was a helpful train, even if it was small.

I recommend this book for children ages 2-8. I think it is also a good book for adults. It is good for people to read when they don't think they will be able to do things, especially things that are very hard.

CathleenH is a student in Mrs. Elza's 2nd Grade Class
2004-2005