On my last visit I found this book.
I wish you would have seen my train-lover boy's face when I showed it to him. It has over 50 stories from the original Railway Series (1946-1966) by the Rev. Awdry with original illustrations too.
And the best part....I paid 50 cents!!
Speaking of Thomas the Tank Engine...I know there are mixed emotions about this character and even when I am not always thrilled about the PBS/TV version of the stories, I find them to be good lessons and kids can really relate to the situations the engine on Sir Topham's railway experience.
But my favorite part of the books is the vocabulary that my kids are exposed to! And of course, all about trains and railways and their workers.
Here's some words from the stories....
- stump, doze, siding, journey, dawdle, panting, splendid, nuisance, frigthened, mend, queer, obliged, heap, longing, damp, fetch, clambered, peered.
Do you know the meaning of these words?? I had to look some up. ;-)