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The Little Engine That Could
The Little Engine That Could | Watty Piper
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A classic story now in a lap-book format has been slightly abridged and features the famous illustrations from the original edition that will keep toddlers cheering on the little blue engine as she continues chugging along.
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FantasyChick
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#BabyBookMail today!

Our local library got some funding for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library so of course we signed up! Took some time to come in but our first book came today.

#RaisingReaders

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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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My birthday is coming up on September 2nd, and I‘m strongly considering getting a tattoo referencing my favorite children‘s book (or a few other things). I found this pic online and love it. Hubby doesn‘t like it, but he also doesn‘t love this book as much as I do. What do you all think? I‘m a bit sad we can‘t comment with pics, because I‘d love to see everyone‘s literary tattoos.

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Johanna414
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I've posted variations on this same picture probably a dozen times, but it never stops being absolutely precious- plus tonight we had a cat at story time! Toby is always happy to soak up some snuggles
#catsofLitsy #raisingreaders

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melodyp
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Pickpick

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper is a classic TL/F-PR/RA/CR book that many of us know and love. In this book, a train,
that has very important toys and candies inside for the children on the other side of the mountain, breaks down. The toys ask different engines if they can pull them, but none can. Until then little blue engine comes along and proves that even if you‘re small, you can do big things! #UCFLAE3414SP21

melodyp UDL 9.1 (promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation) and EL 17 (provide contextual support though audio visuals, models, demonstrations, etc) are good strategies to use.
This website has the movie version of this book which would be so fun for the students to watch as a treat at the end of the unit! https://www.amazon.com/Little-Engine-that-Could/dp/B088K2XVJ4
2y
PatriciaS This is a wonderful picture book 📚 great read aloud to encourage those struggling students. Great pick for classroom library 😊. Thank you for your review and resources. 2y
DrSpalding This book has a message that all students should hear… They can all do big things! This should be a read aloud that of course you could watch the movie as well, in kindergarten and first grade. 2y
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valeriegeary
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This is my year. This is my year. This is my year. I've signed up for Booked every year since it kicked off and every year I fall short. I still have fun though! 😄 Which is what counts. But this year. This is my year.
#booked2021 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

LiteraryinLawrence Yes it is! You‘ve got this! 2y
valeriegeary @LiteraryinLititz 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 2y
valeriegeary Now I just have to find that sign up link 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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Kimberlone You can do it! 2y
Hestapleton Ooo I love this bujo spread! 2y
Julsmarshall This is your year!! 2y
valeriegeary @Hestapleton it's a flip page spread! (I made that up I don't know if that's what you call it...I wish I could show you a video. 😄) The page in the middle is trimmed so that the booked 2021 title stays visible as you flip the page to summer and fall. I'm going to color in the top section of the boxes when I finish and obviously write the titles inside the main box. I'll show more pictures as I go. 2y
valeriegeary @Kimberlone @Julsmarshall I'm playing the Rocky theme song to get myself psyched up 🤣 2y
Cinfhen TOTAL #BuJoEnvy 💚💚💚Welcome back, champ 🥊 2y
Cinfhen Do u need the sign up link???? 2y
valeriegeary @Cinfhen yes please. 🤗 I had it a couple days ago then I lost it and I've been scrolling to try and find it but .... 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
Cinfhen With pleasure ♥️ Details can be found in the sign-up link here: https://bit.ly/2ICbIkC 2y
Hestapleton @valeriegeary omg please come design my bujo! 2y
valeriegeary @Cinfhen ahhhh thank you! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Grizzlan
The Little Engine that Could | Watty Piper (pseud.)
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I love that my little one likes listening to me read. She also likes to "read" on her own. So precious.

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Zoes_Human
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tracey38
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If you have little ones, Dolly Parton is starting her "Goonight with Dolly" and is reading a children's book. Wanted to pass it along.

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thejessashmore

I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.

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thejessashmore
Pickpick

This book is about a train who never gives up on his goals, which is a lesson that can inspire children. The illustrations help portray the train‘s emotions which help the children recognize emotion as well

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thejessashmore

I would use this book in my future classroom as a motivator for children to continue doing what interests them and excites them.

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rachelm
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My little #bear is old enough to climb on the little engine! Hard to believe he‘s big enough for this already...

kspenmoll ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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hmarkins

“and the little blue engine smiled and seemed to say as she puffed steadily down the mountain 'I thought I could I thought I could I thought I could'“

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hmarkins

I would read this to a class whenever we are talking about things like resiliency and self-confidence.

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hmarkins
Pickpick

This book is good because it teaches a lesson to the children about not giving up and having hope in yourself to accomplish things even if you have doubt.

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Lf196117

“I think I can, I think I can”. In this moment, the children can start saying it with the train because it is repeated so often.

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Lf196117

I would read this book to a younger aged classroom. There is a lot of emotions that children feel reading this book from sadness for the children to hopefulness for the little engine. It‘s such a fantastic book.

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Lf196117
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I love this book. As a child, I always sympathized for the children in the town that needed wanted their toys. Everything in this story is very well done. The illustrations are incredibly detailed and the writing is easy enough for any child to understand. I adore this book and even remember the plot several years after reading it.

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Since there were no words I liked the part when the blue engine would help the toys because she knew the children needed them.

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Clairedannemiller
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This book would be great for kindergarten and 1st grade. The students would love the colorful pictures. It has a great message which can be a great lesson for younger kids to learn.

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Clairedannemiller
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Mehso-so

This is a picture book. It‘s a very good book and great for both genders. The pictures are so great and explain very well about what‘s going on.

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AshleyHoss820
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It would be hard to find someone who didn‘t know the mantra: I think I can! This is a timeless story of perseverance and kindness. I can‘t tell you how many times I‘ve said this mantra to myself, even as an adult. 😊😊😊 8/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks

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alexandracarpenter
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Pickpick

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper is an F book that is considered to be an American fairytale (so maybe it is a TL), and it would be great for an S or an RA. It is a cute story about a train who thinks she can (and, spoiler alert, she does)! Find a lesson plan at www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/little-engine-could-teaching-plan/ #LAE3414sp19

alexandracarpenter The UDL I would apply to this is 8.1 - heighten salience of goals and objectives, because it is about reaching goals! The ESOL strategy I would use is 14 - simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. 4y
caldwellalex95 @alexandracarpenter This picture book was easily one of my favorites when I was a child! I almost used it for one of my Litsy posts as well! This book is so cute and the underlying message is so special. Thank you for providing a lesson plan provided by Scholastic. Scholastic is very reliable and I enjoy their resources. Thank you for sharing your feelings about this book! 4y
Zmohammad Wow, this is fantastic! The ESOL strategy is excellent for all students to comprehend the story. 😁 4y
jessicabaksh Kids really do like this book and it does teach a great message. Your UDL principle fits perfectly with this book! 4y
DrSpalding Excellent resource and nice job identifying how you have aligned your principles and strategies. 4y
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Eggs
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I think I can I think I can
#railroad #anewchapter @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88
How my children loved this!

Allydanielle88 This was one of my favorite books to have my mom read to me when I was a kid. I still own the book in hopes of reading it to my kids someday 🙂 4y
Bookwormjillk Awww I loved to read this book with my babies. I wonder if my not babies any more kids would indulge me. 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Mine too!! ❤️❤️ 4y
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Eggs @Allydanielle88 Sweet! A lovely hope ! 4y
Eggs @Bookwormjillk ❤️❤️ If not, indulge thyself! 4y
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜for sure a classic💜 4y
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BeansPage
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Who here reads to their children? If so what kind of books do you read to them? Ages? 😃

#RaisingReaders

ravenlee I read everything to my daughter! I started reading novels to her while nursing when she was about a year old. We went through scores of books by the time she weaned! She is an avid reader herself, but I still read to her during her snack times (novels) and we read picture books to each other. 4y
Butterfinger My favorite time of the day is when I snuggle with my 7 year old and she reads to me. Right now she is into DogMan. I read to her from my book while she goes to sleep. 4y
TheBookAddict My stepson reads to us. He really enjoys the Wimpy Kid series. He‘s 9yo. (edited) 4y
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Cailey_Mac My parents read to us every night; I remember the earliest book was this illustrated kids version of the Bible(we not hugely religious, but the pictures made it really fun), and then after we would pick a book. I know I really enjoyed it, and it helped shape me into the reader I am today! 4y
WhatThePuck We have abridged versions of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Dickens classics. We have a full illustrated version of The Wizard of Oz. Currently reading a version of Beauty and the Beast over and over bc he "doesn't know this page yet." He won't give a book up for another until he can give me a page by page synopsis. We read anything else we have. Those are just his favorite. He turned 4 on New Year's Eve. 4y
Littlestbookshelf We have read to our 2 year old since birth. Now that he is 2 he won‘t sit still to listen but I keep going until he comes over to me and says “the end” and closes the book. Hopefully it‘s just a phase! His room is done in “book theme” 😂 so hopefully he likes reading! 4y
Princess-Kingofkings We homeschool and our 12 year old so who's getting read to ~ some of that may be that he doesn't love to read, weirdo! I enjoy reading history to him while he enjoys when I read science to him. (We are studying reptiles right now, yuck.) 4y
sixgun I homeschool and I read every night to my now 6 year old. She likes repetition (who doesn't) so we often read the same book for weeks at a time. But then she'll take a suggestion. Her reading skills are quite good and she's reading many of her favorite on her own. I know that every time we sit down to read, she calms, and she learns. 4y
SleepyDragon 3 yr olds - mostly boardbooks and picture books, but we are starting to branch into early readers. Going to start workbooks and letter/number soon to prep for prek next year ... if they ever figure out the potty. Lol I haven't read to the 11 yr old in years, for a while in 2nd grade we were reading Magic Treehouse books together, till he started reading ahead. He's definitely a solo reader, but likes to listen in when we read to the little ones. 4y
Tianarose I have read to all three of my kids since birth. Now I have three voracious readers on my hands. 😍😍📚📖 4y
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WhatThePuck
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Well this just gave me a little buoyancy. I set my reading challenge at 50 last year and didn't reach it. I've read larger books the last 2 years and a toddler, now preschooler, that requires all of my attention. I wasn't sure I'd make it this year either! Gone are the days of my 125 book challenge that was surpassed.

JennyM I‘m just coming out the other end of little kidsville and having more time to read - I feel you, hang in there, the books will be waiting 😘 4y
WhatThePuck @JennyM I have a 12 year old, but I just don't remember not reading any less than I did before. Maybe because I didn't have previous book challenges to look back on. Or maybe because she slept better and I wasn't as exhausted. 🤷🤷 I need to start counting the books I read to him. How many times can I count The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in a year??? 😂 4y
Elizabeth2 I feel ya! I‘m on the other side of little kids too, and had a couple great reading years. But then I started working, my parents aged & needed more of my time and my kids are in a ton of activities now. 🤷‍♀️ I have ten more books to go as well, and was on track. But just got a book club book that‘s 1,000 pages long. I‘m cramming in a few more before I start that one! 😬 4y
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Gezemice I remember those days. You are still reading twice as much as I did back then! Great job! 4y
Prairiegirl_reading “Comparison is the thief of joy” Theodore Roosevelt. Spending time with your little ones is what you need to do right now. Enjoy being present. When they‘ve grown and spread their wings then enjoy being present with books. Also (if you want to compare) the average American reads 12 books a year and you are well beyond that. In October. It‘s all good, as long as you enjoy it! 🤗 4y
WhatThePuck @Elizabeth2 @Gezemice 🤗🤗🤗. I also just thought about the fact that I went back to work 5 days a week the last 2 years too. I used to work 3 - 12 hour shifts and be off 4-5 days in a row. I'm sure that accounts for something. I also used to read at work when I had to sit with confused patients for 12 hours. 4y
WhatThePuck @Prairiegirl_reading how true. I usually try not to. I'm always reminded that I read way more than average even if it is a fraction of what I used to read. After the year I read 130 books I cut my reading challenge way down. I felt that I was reading to reach that goal and not for fun and by the end of the year I couldn't keep all of the books straight and would have to read most of the synopsis before I remembered what it was about. 4y
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lauren.lerner
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Little Dude got his first #bookmail today!! A wonderful classic c/o Dolly Parton‘s Imagination Library; I hope he loves it as much as I did as a kid. 🚂📦📖 #babysfirstbookmail #childrenslit

Tamra My kids each received books for 5 years via this program. Wonderful! 4y
lauren.lerner It‘s such an amazing program, @Tamra!! Talk about putting your money where your mouth is — Dolly has so many things to be proud of in terms of her career but I really hope this is the thing that she loves most because it‘s so important. 4y
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Chelleo
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I never noticed the #FreeLittleLibrary that sits at the entrance of our local Y until today. The boys found 2 books to take home and we‘re looking forward to bringing some back to put in the collection. I just as pleased that there were a few books featuring people of color (see tagged book👇🏾)#boysreadtoo #librarianmom #kidsoflitsy #blackboyjoy #readdiversebooks #blacklitsy #blitsy #blittens

rather_be_reading awesome! 4y
Mdargusch So cute! 💙💙 4y
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cocomass Your boys are seriously adorable 4y
Bookzombie They are so cute! 4y
riversong153 Awwww!!! That‘s awesome! 4y
Lcsmcat Cute boys! And a great idea for a place to put a LFL! 4y
Librosycafe Adorable!💙 Reminds me of how my Mom introduced reading to my little brother and I...🤗 4y
TNbookworm So cute💕 4y
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tjwill
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My son (almost 4) said, “I want to take a picture of my bedtime stories.” #raisingreaders

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Vexingcircumstance
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This was Parker's first book from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library that we got back in February. #imaginationlibrary #dollypartonsimaginationlibrary #childrensbooks

Alfoster Awwww!😍😍😍😍 5y
MelissaSue81 This was one of my absolute favorites as a child. I didn‘t love it as much as a parent, somehow. 5y
Vexingcircumstance @MelissaSue81 my kid doesn't love it. She only really likes tongue twister books or audiobooks for older kids like Matilda but I am hoping other books grow on her 5y
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MKbookworm
The Little Engine that Could | Watty Piper (pseud.)
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I didn‘t officially sign up for #24in48 but thought I would see how far I could get this weekend. Well it was 50 and sunny yesterday so I am wayyyy behind.

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Johanna414
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I‘m a proud Mama this morning because Lane slept in his toddler bed ALL NIGHT! He even let me sleep in until 8am! So we are starting day two of the #24in48 #readathon well rested, refreshed and ready to enjoy some good picture books

Eyelit Yay!! 5y
laurieluna Yay! Awesome news! That first night they do that is such an amazing feeling all round! We really celebrated it and my 2 and a half year old loves his 'big boy bed' now. 5y
Johanna414 @miralunasbooknook This was actually his first night in the toddler bed, so I totally expected he‘d be waking up at least 2 or 3 times. He‘s always been a really good sleeper though, so hopefully this trend continues! 5y
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Rachellynnwright So cute!! 5y
CouronneDhiver 💃🏽🎉 5y
Eggs So sweet and happy 💕 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I love this! What a sweet boy! ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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Litlady
The Little Engine that Could | Watty Piper (pseud.)
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Woo hoo!! Tooting my humble horn for achieving my Goodreads goal‼️🎈🎉🎈🎉 Thanks to all you fabulous Littens who inspire me to read harder every day!! ❣💞📚 #goodreads

Angitron Congrats!!! 🎊🎈🎉 5y
Litlady Thanks, Angi!! 😊🤗 5y
DarcysMom Yay! Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 5y
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Booksnchill Awesome!! 5y
bookloo Yes!!!!🎉🎉🎉💞💞🎉💞🎉💞 5y
InLibrisVeritas Congrats! 5y
sprainedbrain Awesome!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
Litlady Thanks @sprainedbrain and @erzascarletbookgasm ❤️💜❤️💜💞 (edited) 5y
ValerieAndBooks 🎉👏📚📚📚 yay!! 5y
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JacintaMCarter
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Read.Em.And.Eat Ahahahahahahahahahahaha 5y
Cinfhen 🏆💚😊🥇 5y
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Well-ReadNeck
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#JuneBookBugs #CantEven

😂😂😂😂😂

TrishB Good one!! 😂😂 5y
BBooks Ha ha!! 😂😂 5y
Books_Wine_Repeat 😂😂😂👍 5y
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Louise Lololol! 😂😂😂 5y
drokka 🤣🤣🤣 5y
rustoryhuf Every day. Each and every day. 5y
LaraReads Oh, my. I love this! 🤣🤣🤣 5y
Debiw781 😂😂😂 5y
Mamashep 😂😂😂 5y
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Liberty
The Little Engine that Could | Watty Piper (pseud.)
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Good night, Littens. 😘📚😴

Desha 😂😂❤ 6y
jessdean 🤣 6y
Angeles Weird, that is what I thought first time I read that 😂😂😂😍😍 6y
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Reecaspieces
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#riotgrams these were some of my favorite children's books. There are soooooo many I want to choose

kspenmoll Choosing is challenging!📚📚📚 6y
NovelGirl82 The Boxcar Children was my favorite series!!! 6y
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tjwill
The Little Engine that Could | Watty Piper (pseud.)
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My husband caught this moment earlier, when we were reading my son's current favorite book, The Little Engine that Could. #raisingreaders

britt_brooke 💚💚💚 6y
AWahle I miss those days! ❤️ 6y
Alfoster Awwww!❤❤😀 6y
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Lmstraubie Sigh...I miss cuddle reading. Very sweet 😊 6y
LeahBergen 💗💗 6y
saresmoore So sweet! 6y
Louise Oh, what a sweet scene! ❤ 6y
MyNamesParadise So cute!! 6y
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Litlady
The Little Engine that Could | Watty Piper (pseud.)
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I fell short by three books for last years Goodreads challenge but I didn't sign up until August and December was a busy month with work and the holidays. *sighs* Setting the bar a bit higher and with all you wonderful Littens as inspiration, I know I'll reach my goal .. fingers crossed! 😬🤗 #LitsyAtoZ challenge and #24in48 'thon will keep me on track. Enjoying seeing everyone's goals here .. I've got this‼️ 📚👍💜

Cortg Yes, you've got this! Good luck and ENJOY! 6y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻📚📚📚 6y
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erinreads
The Little Engine that Could | Watty Piper (pseud.)
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Feeling good about my #bookishresolutions. I'm really excited to incorporate more nonfiction into my reading, as I tend to gravitate more towards fiction, so @Ebooksandcooks nonfiction challenge will be perfect for me! #readjanuary

Chessa Oooh, I forgot to add finish cataloging our home library! I've done most of the upstairs, but our downstairs is daunting 6y
Megabooks Awesome! 👍🏻👍🏻 6y
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obviateit
The Little Engine that Could | Watty Piper (pseud.)
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Playing catchup on #photoadayNov16 again because our little family decided to start November with a stomach virus! Or it's certain political posts/ads getting to us 😄. So, I'm combining #day2 & #day3. I'd never read this before becoming a parent, so I never realized that it's not just about the power of self-confidence, but also about the power of selfless kindness. I find it very apropos this week. #planestrainsautomobiles #inspiring

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LisaJo
The Little Engine that Could | Watty Piper (pseud.)
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No bookstore today. But, we did take the train up to Mt. Washington. It was cold. I got to wear my @bookriot BOOKS hat. #NewEnglandinBooks

ValerieAndBooks I live in PA now so I'm paying close attention to your NE stops 😊! 6y
ValerieAndBooks NE = New England (I'm sure you knew that 😊)...my two oldest are attending college in NE 😊 6y
LisaJo @ValerieAndBooks We have had great weather and done some fun things. My first trip to this part of the country. I am loving it. Not sure how I would feel in the snow. 😀❄️☃ 6y
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BookishFeminist
The Little Engine that Could | Watty Piper (pseud.)
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OriginalCyn620 LOL! Seriously, if I come across this, I'm buying it! 6y
BookishFeminist @CynthiaF.Buck I think it's photoshopped but boy do I wish this existed! 6y
LauraBeth I need this 😀 6y
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OriginalCyn620 @BookishFeminist If it is, maybe someone will out there will make it so! 6y
Yossarian It would be the continuing adventures of that third engine who was too old and tired and needed to just "rest his weary wheels." I bet he's got an interesting story! 6y
OSChamberlain I love this and hope it's real 🙏🏻 6y
Laalaleighh 😂😂😂 6y
BookishFeminist @LauraBeth @OSChamberlain I sadly don't think it is real but I would just throw my money at this if it existed 6y
BookishFeminist @Yossarian I bet he does! Constantly being left trailing the coattails of the first engine. He can never measure up, and maybe he just doesn't want to anymore. 6y
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Yossarian
The Little Engine that Could | Watty Piper (pseud.)
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Moral: in a world on gendered trains, only trust the females. Male trains are too snooty, jerky, or whiny to be of any help.

Carol 😂😂😂 6y
BestOfFates 🙌🏽 6y
Heatherine Haha!! I love your reviews!! 😂 6y
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DiruVamp One of my childhood favorites! 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hahahahaha! 6y
becausetrains Meanwhile Thomas the Tank Engine is whining about a stubbed steambox. 6y
Ukulelebob George Carlin narrated some of Thomas the Tank, which gives it a plus one to me. I also like Major Payne's version of the little engine that could. 6y
SusanInTiburon 😂 Like we didn't know that already? It's women who schlep and labor, all the world round. 6y
KBRogg One of my daughter's current favorites. Probably a good lesson to teach her early. ;) 6y
typewriter_red A true childhood favorite of mine. 6y
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