Friday, June 27, 2008

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper and Illustrated by Loren Long


Reviewed by Miss Dewey at Orenda

FOUR paw prints. I like books that have really nice stories. I like books that have pretty pictures in them too. But the books that I like best are the ones that have both! The Little Engine That Could is a book like that. As the story of the determined train is told, Loren Long makes it come alive with his beautiful artwork. The giraffes and elephant and toy soldier are drawn with both whimsy and substance. The details in the artwork are extraordinary, like the floppy little hat that the clown wears. It almost seems like you can touch the puffs of steam coming from the train’s smokestacks. The only thing that could have been better would have been more pictures of puppies but I’m a little biased. This is a great book for preschoolers and early elementary school students. It also makes a lovely addition to the collections of those who were fans of the original story. To learn more about the illustrator visit http://www.lorenlong.com/.

4 comments:

Amanda Valvo at Orends said...

My little sister loves this book when she was little I read it to her almost every night

It's just a really good book for kids that learn they can never say
I can't

Amanda V. at Orenda said...

My little sister loves this book when she was little I read this book to her alomost every single night

It's just I good book to teach kids they can never say I can't

Amanda V. at orenda said...

My sister loves this book. I love reading it to her

It teaches little kids you can never say I can't

Amanda V Arongen said...

it teaches kids to believe in them self