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Thomas Goes Fishing (Thomas & Friends) (Step into Reading) [Kindle Edition]

W. Rev Awdry , Richard Courtney
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Sold by: Random House LLC

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Book Description

Thomas often sees his young friends standing by the stream fishing.
It looks like so much fun that Thomas wants to go fishing too. One day, he runs out of steam and his driver fills his boiler from the stream. And soon, Thomas’ boiler is what the driver is fishing in!
In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small, blue, wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, the Reverend W Awdry, made up to accompany this wonderful toy were first published in 1945.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

  • File Size: 862 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (November 10, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004A8ZWP6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #250,344 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thomas Goes Fishing?!? July 20, 2005
This is a simplified version of the "Thomas Goes Fishing" story and to tell the truth we sort of like this version best as it gets to the point without alot of mucking about and ridicule from the other engines.

The story begins with Thomas watching some children fishing by a bridge. He `peeps' and they wave, and Thomas wistfully declares that he would like to fish too. His driver chuckles at the thought, but every day Thomas sees the children and his desire stays alive.

Nothing happens until the day, Thomas suddenly stops and complains that his boiler hurts. [There is a great picture of the driver peering into Thomas' empty boiler]. Because his boiler is low and there is no water service station available, the driver proceeds to fill Thomas' boiler with water from the river. And everything seems fine until Thomas starts to giggle.

"Hee hee!" said Thomas.

My boiler feels funny."

Well the driver looks into the boiler but this time it not only has water, but two fish swimming about! Thomas' solution is to `peep' and attract his friends, the children. His driver borrows a fishing rod and well... he and Thomas go fishing!

Five Stars. The artwork in this little book is wonderful. The drawings are imaginative and bright. And the simplified story is actually funnier to my two than the longer version. And at this price, a worthy addition to the home sheds' library.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! December 29, 2012
My 3 year old grandson loves his Thomas books. We read them at least 6 times each. He is learning to read with the Step 1 books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars #1 Steps into Reading are great! March 6, 2014
By kgoss
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Our toddler loves this short easy story and reads it to herself because she's memorized what happens on each page. Am getting the entire series of #1 books if it peaks her interest to read!!!!
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Format:Library Binding
This is a level 1 book and I think that rating is accurate as this book as a small sentence or two very short sentences per page. It's on the higher level 1 end and not for the very beginning readers.

In this Thomas book, and his driver cross a bridge and below two children are fishing every day. Thomas watching them every day and says "I would like to fish" his driver thinks that is funny a train engine fishing. Thomas doesn't feel very well and his engine needs water. So his driver fills him up from the river makes him feel much better. Then Thomas starts giggling what is making him feel funny? Thomas in deed went fishing and caught a few! Cute Thomas the Tank Engine story for those who love him but also those that enjoy the sport of fishing as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little reader February 7, 2007
My daughter is continuing her reading skills using these books! They are great. Pretty cute story, too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cute thomas book for 2.5 yr old April 10, 2014
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This one is a cute one. A lot of the other Thomas books are so long and wordy but this one is simple and easy to keep the kids attention.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fishing story January 2, 2014
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Great children's story. Thomas is always entertaining. Granddaughter can't wait to go fishing with grandpa. Nice pictures. We read it often recommend to children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Funny Fishing Story November 21, 2013
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This funny story about Thomas brings smiles and a laugh from my grandsons. We have read it many times together.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Small decent book
Very basic toddler book. Easy words for my toddler to understand. Probably best for 18 months to 2.5 years old.
Published 1 month ago by Josh Harings
2.0 out of 5 stars Really Bad Premise for Story
This is the only Thomas book that I have caught telling a completely inaccurate story. (Outside of the anthropomorphic trains)
Water boils in boilers on a steam engine and my... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joshua H. Blanco
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good read for the evening. It is definitely in rotation for the night read of about 4 books.
Published 1 month ago by June
5.0 out of 5 stars Thomas Story Makes 1st Grade Reading Fun!
I bought this for my 1st grade son's kindle since he is a big Thomas fan. It has a surprise ending that we both enjoyed. My son was able to read this without any difficulties. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Juana Rose
4.0 out of 5 stars Would have liked a little more for the price paid
was a little brief. Would have liked a little more for the price paid.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Favorite
I highly recommend this book for toddlers who like Thomas. It's easy to read and they can easily pick up the words.
Published 10 months ago by Lilelliebear
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect book for starters
What can I boy loves Thomas! It's simple and easy read and your child will probably memorize it in a week or two...perfect for starting readers
Published 13 months ago by Jennifer S
5.0 out of 5 stars books came on time
have not read these books as yet, have several other's to read first, much to busy at this time. Thank you
Published 16 months ago by A. M.
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