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Gordon's New View (Thomas & Friends) (Step into Reading) [Kindle Edition]

W. Rev Awdry , Richard Courtney
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

GORDON IS RARELY willing to help out the other engines when they're busy with work. He feels that he is above it all. Ultimately, Gordon learns a very important lesson - when he least expects it, and in a very interesting way.

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About the Author

Originally by the Rev. W. Awdry, this classic story has been adapted to appeal to the readers who are just about ready for an independent and satisfying reading experience.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

  • File Size: 959 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (March 30, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004S3HX96
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #636,326 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This Step-Into-Reading book does not have an Accelerated Reading designation. It is described by the publisher as a Level One "Ready to Read" book for the Preschool to Kindergarten crowd. My own Mom-Guess would be that it is at the Late Kindergarten/Early First Grade Level. The print is large and there are only a few sentences per page. Here's an example of text from the first page:

Gordon was big.
Gordon was tall.
Gordon liked his view from the Yard.

Harder words include: stations, people, stopped, could, next, busy, bumper, smashed, tight, breakdown, and window.

Five Stars ::: This is a nice book for Thomas the Tank Engine lovers who are beginning to read. The pictures are drawn in this book and are not still photos from the television show. Color runs from edge to edge on the pages, and generally I find children like the drawings better than the photos.

The story describes Gordon's problem with a blank wall at the new station. You see, Gordon likes to look at the world around him, just like he likes to be seen This problem is soon remedied however by an accident. Also pictured are Thomas, Percy, the breakdown train, Harold, and Bertie -although only in cameo appearances.

Pam T~
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super Fantastic! December 5, 2012
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My son loves Gordon so this is his new favorite bedtime 'book.' We have tons of paper books but I wanted something for my Kindle in case we weren't home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book December 5, 2011
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My daughter and son both love this book. It is cute and just the right length (some of the Thomas books are way too long). It is age appropriate for even toddlers because although my daughter cannot yet read she has memorized the book. Definitely a great addition to the Thomas collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written! December 17, 2012
Our son LOVES Thomas and this is his favorite Thomas book as he is so fond of Gordon. He has the entire book memorized. As a parent, I appreciate how well written these Step into Reading Thomas books are. My son asks me to read and listen with him and it never really bores me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Temper! Temper! April 6, 2014
By kgoss
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This a perfect reading readiness Level 1 book to show how a temper tantrum can hurt things and others. Gordon should know better because he's the largest engine. Even "grown-ups" can loose their temper and cause a big problem analogy is possible here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for my 4 year old December 28, 2010
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My 4 year old is always asking me to read these books and the large print and pictures are helping him to follow with me. I've even caught him looking thru the books on his own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars January 12, 2015
By akron
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Good books for beginner readers or children with a passion for Thomas
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