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Download A Cow on the Line and Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories (Thomas & Friends) (Pictureback(R)) epub

by Rev. W. Awdry

In the title story, Gordon and Henry laugh at Edward when some cows break his train. But when a cow blocks the line several days later, it's Edward who has the last laugh. Also included are "Double Trouble," "Old Iron," and "Percy Takes the Plunge."  
Download A Cow on the Line and Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories (Thomas & Friends) (Pictureback(R)) epub
ISBN: 0679819770
ISBN13: 978-0679819776
Category: Children
Subcategory: Animals
Author: Rev. W. Awdry
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (March 10, 1992)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1614 kb
FB2 size: 1136 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 308
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I got this because I was tired of reading the same three stories from our other Thomas book, not because my son was tired of listening to them. Now instead of reading three stories I end up reading seven :) Oh well, I would rather read the stories to him than have him watch the TV anyway. I think that these stories are fun to read to kids. This one is a particular deal at $4 for the kindle edition because it has 4 stories not 3.

Easy to buy and read again and again... anywhere because the kindle is so portable
Pictures are in COLOR on the, FREE, kindle for PC reading app!
Multiple stories in each book.

Pictures on kindle are B/W and relatively small
You may get tired of reading the stories before your child gets tired of hearing them

Bottom Line:
Awesome way to pass the time in the vehicle waiting for mom and baby sister to come out of the store... or any other story time. Highly recommended!
The edition I purchased was used but pretty good condition with slight wearing. This was a title I loved as a toddler and I've tried to go back and collect those to read to my children. As adults it's hard to imagine whys kids really love , we can make good guesses but there are so many times I see something popular with children that I just don't get ? I'm so glad to have found this boon because I know it's a good one for the 3-5 age group.
This book is nice because it has several stories. If you think you're going to read ONE story at a time, be advised, you'll probably have to read clear to the end of the book every time. Reading Thomas books has become our pre-naptime routine--what a great way for Grammy and grandson to bond!
One of my favorite stories from the TV show and book. This book contains stories from TV show from season 2.
We loved Thomas books, but this one does not work on a basic kindle. Both pages are displayed together and the writing is too small.
The stories are good stories,
the pictures are neat, and
the characters are interesting.
This book, though, tends to be written
in a sort of fragmentary style,
leaving out a bit much, and often
not giving a good idea of why one
picture follows another.
On the other hand, my 3-year-old likes
it, like all her other Thomas books.
Do you know of a young child who enjoys the "Thomas the Tank Engine" segments on the PBS show "Shining Time Station"? Does this child enjoy having stories read to him or her? Then "A Cow on the Line" would be a great addition to the child's library.

This book features 42 photographs from the Britt Allcroft video productions on its 32 pages. All photos are quite clear. The pictures are well placed to keep the attention of young listeners. Because the text could serve as a script for the television segments, this is a "read to me" book. A strong third- or fourth-grade reader could handle the text, but the sentence structure and phrasing is beyond beginning readers.

As listed above, the book contains 4 stories. Only one features Thomas -- Percy and Edward take the spotlight in this book.

The stories are true to the nature of the "Thomas" series and are a delight to read. And if your child is like the two year old in our house, he or she won't even mind if you don't sound like Ringo Starr or George Carlin (the video narrators) when you read the stories!
Unlike many of the other picture books from Random House, this book is illustrated with pictures from the TV show. My sons really lit up when they recognized the stories on TV from our bedtime reading.

There are four stories:

Double Trouble
A Cow on the Line
Old Iron
Percy Takes the Plunge

We have several other Thomas books that were regulars in our bedtime reading collection. I say "were" because my sons are now 5-years old and 4-years old and both are a little too old for these picture books. Aim to read these with your 2-3-year olds.