Thomas’ ABC Book

Posted by staff | Posted in Childrens | Posted on 30-06-2010


  • ISBN13: 9780679893578
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Product Description
Based on The Railway Series by the REV. W. AWDRY

A is for All Aboard! Filled with fun photographs from the popular TV show,

Shining Time Station, Thomas’s ABC Book will delight children while

teaching them the alphabet along the way.

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Thomas’ ABC Book

Comments posted (5)

Paperback with flimsy paper that doesn’t stand up to much wear. Our copy is dog-eared and the back cover is ripped off and that didn’t take long.

There is one page per letter with a photo from the televison show depicting the theme of that letter (not a hand drawn or computer generated illustration or cartoon). For example: A is for all aboard and the photo is of Thomas stopped at a station. The photos are great. Every page has one sentence at the bottom that uses the word in context. I do have a complaint that each letter is only shown in the upper case. Despite much room available on the page, when the word is spelled out the first letter is in tiny font just like the rest of the letters. I would prefer if the presenting letter were a larger font to highlight its’ use in the word. I was hoping to use this book as a way to teach the letters to my son and this is why I am critical of these factors.

With that said, any little Thomas the Tank Engine lover will absolutely love this book.

Some of the words are a stretch or strange (T is for tracks but then the photo shows Terence the tractor and the sentence is “Terence tells Thomas about his tracks”. Why not use T for Thomas (the one word the children are most familiar with), or else use Terence as he is pictured, or just say that T is for Thomas, AND Terence, AND Tracks?

This book has gotten us through some long car trips and air flights.

With all my little criticisms, I feel Iit’s low cost justifies its purchase and replacement when it wears out.
Rating: 3 / 5

My son is two and obssessed with Thomas. With the ABC book, it helps encourage him to learn his letters while he still gets to enjoy his engines.
Rating: 5 / 5

My daughter is 20 months old and is a huge fan of Thomas. After I started reading this book to her, at about 19 months old, she started saying her letters. She can say nearly every letter sound at least kind of, despite the fact that she could say only the word baby back then and has since learned otherwise only dada, nana, and mama. Just today, she pointed to a letter and said it on her own. She likes to look at this book while on the potty. I think it is pretty durable. The pages are thick and semi-glossy. The cover is an ordinary, glossy hardcover.
Rating: 5 / 5

I wouldn’t say this is the greatest book to learn ABC from. However, my 2 year old, a Thomas fan, loves this book. Big colorful pictures.
Rating: 3 / 5

Thomas’s ABC Book features color photographs of the beloved characters that live and work on the Island of Sodor, including Bertie the Bus, Sir Topham Hatt, Edward, James, Toby, Percy, Edward, and James. Each letter of the alphabet is highlighted, and is tied into a short sentence about the picture.

For example:

A” is for all aboard. “All aboard!” calls Thomas the Tank Engine.

“Q” is for quick. James the Red Engine comes to a quick stop.

This is a delightful book that introduces the alphabet for small children, and is especially engaging because of the colorful pictures that are actually clear still from videos (at least, that’s what they look like). Young train enthusiasts will especially love this book-as well as parents wanting a short (but educational) bed-time story to read to the kids.

Rating: 5 / 5

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