It's Thomas' birthday, but where are all the presents, balloons, and silly hats? Thomas thinks his friends have forgotten, but they may have a surprise for him. Level 2 books are for children who recognize familiar words on sight and can sound out new words with help. They introduce basic vocabulary, and have short sentences with simple stories for children to easily follow. Recommended for ages 4to 7, preschool to grade 1.
Illus. in full color. It's Thomas's birthday, but where are all the presents, balloons, and silly hats? Thomas thinks his friends have forgotten, but they may have a surprise for him.
In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small blue wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, Reverend W. Awdry, made up to accompany this wonderful toy were first published in 1945. He continued to create new adventures and characters until 1972, when he retired from writing. Reverend Awdry died in 1997 at the age of 85.
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