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Thomas the Tank Engine's Hidden Surprises (Thomas & Friends) (Let's Go Lift-and-Peek) Board book – October 12, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Series: Let's Go Lift-and-Peek
  • Board book: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (October 12, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679894829
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679894827
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.4 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

Thomas is going on a special trip to the circus, and there are lots of wonderful things to discover along the way--a beautiful hot air balloon, a playful dolphin, and a barrel of monkeys, just to name a few! Lift and peek behind the many flaps and see the hidden surprises. Preschoolers will want to climb on board with this fun transportation shaped flap book, bursting with treasures on every page!

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I bought this book for my boyfriend's son.
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My son loves Thomas and he deffinately enjoyed this book!
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The book is so new the flaps are still sealed!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By audrey TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 10, 2001
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This is a terrific lift-the-flap book. What makes this book especially good is that when a flap is lifted, the artists maintain the integrity of the scene. For example, in the first two-page spread a mother and son are standing beside a pile of luggage. When you lift the flap to see what is inside the luggage, the top of the flap overlays where the mother and son were withthe same image so that you still see the mother and son as well as the newly exposed luggage contents. That is such a nice touch, and unique in all the lift-the-flaps I've seen (and I've seen puh-lenty!)
Six scenes depict Thomas or his friends at the station, picking up livestock and produce, in farm country, on a bridge, beside the beach, and at the circus. The pages are glossy so they can be cleaned easily, and the flaps are fairly sturdy, though they can be torn off.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By "ukcatfan" on February 8, 2002
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I was disappointed by this little book. My two year old loves Thomas, and we certainly support the tank engine and his creators financially, and picked up this little book with a recent order. My son enjoys reading it, but it is a little short, and I must add, is about the thinnest and flimsiest lift-and-peek book that I've ever purchased. The flaps are torn very easily, and don't "match up" very well with the pictures underneath. To be fair, there are many flaps, and my little one does enjoy the book, it just isn't made to last very long, unlike most of the same genre.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 2, 2000
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My 17 month old son loves this book. The lift and peek are much better for this age than pop up because they are more durable. He loves the bright colors of Thomas and his friends and enjoys making the train sounds. He has memorized where the various items are and will lift the cover to show us the picture on request. Wish there were more of this book available.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By DocRWM on April 21, 2003
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Just as others have said here - the book is fun for my 2 year old, has lots of flaps, is a bit flimsy, and a bit short. BUT, we knew how long it was from the description and he has loved looking at it over and over again. The windows match up just fine in our copy and perhaps there was a problem in one copy but it is not a consistent problem with this little book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nicole C on March 13, 2006
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My son loved it, of course, as he loves anything Thomas but it's a little boring. We have a full-sized lift-the-flaps book about Thomas which has many trains and lines up perfectly with the pictures under the flaps. That's not the case with this book. The story is short and the pictures in this book just aren't very interesting.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca L. Hastings on February 24, 2006
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Great little book except the pictures under the flaps are totally off. This makes it frustrating for little ones to know what they are looking at. Usually Thomas the tank engine stuff is much better quality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By aa-Pam TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 15, 2011
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In this lift-the-flap book Thomas goes to the Circus, but not before passing the beach and going over a bridge and visiting some colorful stations.

Very young children will like the pictures of Thomas, James, Bertie and Harold. I think they'll enjoy the flaps a little less than in other Thomas books as they don't show Cranky or Sir Topham Hatt, but instead show food, birds, a mouse, a girl on an innertube and other non-Sodor specific items.

That said, parents will have quite a bit to talk about. You can point at the animals and name them, the characters (and other things) and their colors. And, of course, there are the lyrics to read and listen to.

THE SKINNY:::
This is an okay Thomas book for young fans. It's short but there are multiple flaps for each scene. The flaps in the book I read were fairly sturdy. Not the paper-thin variety, but not up to the toughest heavy cardboard ones either --ie., somewhere in between.

Some of the flaps were fairly small and might require adult help.

Pam T~
mom/#kidlit blogger
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By Ginger Meggs on January 28, 2004
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I bought this book for my 19 month old son because he is a great fan of Thomas, but it hasn't proved to be a hit with him or with me. There isn't much of a storyline, and it's barely worth lifting the (very small) flaps, as the pictures underneath are mostly uninteresting and tiny. The colours are also a bit strange (Bertie the bus is brown), and the text does not show the personality of Thomas or any of the other characters. In terms of lift-the-flap, books like "Where's Spot" or "Spot Goes to the Farm", with large flaps and clear, colourful pictures underneath are far superior.
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