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May 18

Review: Thomas and His Friends Collection by Rev. W. Awdry

Review: Thomas and His Friends Collection by Rev. W. AwdryThomas and His Friends Collection by Wilbert Awdry
Series: Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
Published by Egmont Books, Limited on 2005
Genres: classics, fiction, junior fiction
Pages: 220
Source: Purchased
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This beautiful anniversary edition includes 56 of the Rev. W. Awdry's classic books in one volume. The stories are brought to life with the original illustrations, beautifully restored and reproduced.

While reading my son his bedtime story tonight, I was reminded of just how lovely the original Thomas the Tank Engine stories are.

The range of modern Thomas the Tank Engine books includes educational titles teaching colours, numbers and words, activity books, My Thomas Story Library titles and various other books including Thomas and the Blackout.

We have the 60th Anniversary edition of the Thomas and His Friends Collection. The stories will be familiar to some readers, but they are more detailed than the simplified Story Library books and the collection includes extra stories about the central Thomas and Friends engines including:

  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • Percy the Small Engine
  • Toby the Tram Engine
  • Edward the Blue Engine
  • Gordon the Big Engine
  • Henry the Green Engine
  • James the Red Engine

Other engines mentioned include Duck, BoCo, Mavis, and familiar characters including Terence the tractor, Bertie the bus and Mrs Kyndley.

My son loves these having these Thomas stories read to him. I find the original stories quite enchanting and I love the older illustrations. This book is perfect for snuggling up with your favourite little Thomas fan and marvelling at the fact that stories written more than sixty years ago can continue to hold such an overwhelming fascination for modern children.

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1 comment

  1. Ian@ Thomas The Tank Engine Toys

    Thomas the tank engine books are great, my daughter loves the stories and has lots of the dvd’s. Its great to see her enjoy some of the things I remember enjoying as a child and even though it has been modernised it still holds the same excitement and enjoyment for children
    .-= Ian@ Thomas The Tank Engine Toys´s last blog ..Thomas The Tank Engine Toys updated Sat Nov 6 2010 12-26 pm CDT =-.

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