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Thomas' ABC Book (Thomas & Friends) (Pictureback(R)) Paperback – July 21, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Pictureback(R)
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (July 21, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679893571
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679893578
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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This book is fun to read.
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If your child love books, and Thomas I highly recommend!
michele
My 2 year old son loves trains and loves this book.
C. Lyles

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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By ChristineMM TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 28, 2000
Format: School & Library Binding
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.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By C. Lindsey on October 26, 2010
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I feel like someone with English as a second language created this book. Some of this book is just plain silly. For example...for the letter "t" - I can't even remember what they use right now, but they don't use "Thomas" or "tracks" even though there are pictures of both of those things on that page! Also - and I admit this is the reason I gave this book three stars rather than two - there is one part that says "Poop! Poop!" rather than "Peep! Peep!" I thought this was hilarious and clearly a mistake (I hope Gordon wasn't supposed to be saying "Poop!"). My son is too little to think that's funny, but you can bet my husband and I were laughing about it.

My son likes the pictures. The book itself is very cheaply made and the pictures look like someone took pictures from a Thomas the Train episode with a regular old camera (one with film) and then photocopied them with a cheap color photocopier on to super thin paper and then slapped it together and called it a book. But - because it was only a few dollars, my son likes it, and it says "Poop! Poop!" in it, I have given it three stars.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Janet Boyer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 21, 2005
Format: Paperback
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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Angie on February 19, 2013
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My son loves Thomas so the book was a hit - he has me read it to him almost every night - time for a new one :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tara on March 27, 2013
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I bought this for my 2 yr old for christmas it holds his attention and he likes to see his favorite characters while he learns
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By joyce a moskal on March 8, 2013
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Teaching children their ABC'S is fun and with Thomas and his friends it's even more fun. The book is colorful and easy for children to follow along and stay interested.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte M. on March 8, 2013
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We thought this book might help with a 2-year old's ABC's but then I worried he would confuse the A for Apple etc with the words/letters in the Thomas Book. Maybe a tad old for his age .. better suited once he knows his ABC's, which now he does by drawing them in the tub every night and tracing them on his ipad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leslie on February 25, 2014
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Little outdated, older pictures, as with other abc books I could have thought of (and do) better examples of some of the letters. But son loves seeing all the characters in the book.
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