The Little Engine that Could

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Bibliographic Information: Piper, W. (1990). The little engine that could. New York, NY: Tuffy Books.

Brief Annotation: “I think I can! I think I can!” This well-loved classic tale of the Little Blue Engine who isn’t afraid to try has and will continue to inspire and generations.

Genre: Fiction (Free Choice Picture)

Grade Level: PreK-1

Readers who will like this: All students will enjoy reading this story because they have or will encounter a time in their life that they need to work through challenges and motivate themselves.

Rating/Response: 4, The Little Engine that Could is a good book for children. It helps them know that they can do anything that they want as long as they put their mind to it and don’t give up.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: How do you help yourself if you run into something you don’t understand?

Posted by: Catherine Brine

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