"This app is not connected with the official The Little Engine That Could™ app published by Penguin Young Readers Group and is not authorized by Penguin."
Once Upon an App specializes in developing applications of classic children’s stories. “The Little Engine That Could” is a special project as it was the first known story to highlight a female character as a motorized heroine. Mabel C. Bragg, a Boston school teacher, is attributed as the originator of this famous story. Her version was formally published in 1920 by Olive Beaupre Miller, a female entrepreneur who began The Book House for Children publishing company. Various versions of the story have since been produced, and is now considered one of the best all-time stories in children’s literature.
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Ideal for children 2 years and older
Original musical accompaniment
Full narration with various individual voices
Load the train’s freight
Hear the bells and whistles of the five engines
Connect the Dots
Build an engine
Music by Nate Lee
Narration by Bob Workmon, Allison David, and Noel Hunter
Featuring animations by Out of Our Minds Studio
Updates for new devices and system versions.
Changes to name to confirm to new store requirement (maximum 50 characters)
This app is not connected with the official The Little Engine That Could™ app published by Penguin Young Readers Group and is not authorized by Penguin
Ratings and Reviews
Fix the Activities.
Dear OnceUponanApp, I remember back in 2015, I downloaded this app. It’s a fun app. My favorite part were the activities where you could build the engines, load up the cars, and my personal favorite, play with the engines. But for some reason, none of those three activities work. Only coloring book. But that activity’s also broken. So whenever you update this app, please update the activities.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your review. We are working on an update to fix the activities for all of the new devices and versions of iOs. Right now, we are in beta testing, and hope to have it ready as a free update soon.
Fun activities don’t work
This isn’t letting me click any of the activities except coloring book and when we try to color, it colors an inch away from where I am actually placing my finger. Little engine that could is my son’s favorite. I’m hoping this will get fixed!
Can’t play with the engine the tree and cow stay in front of everything so when it did go to coloring page you still can’t see to color it
Developer Response ,
Thanks for letting us know you had a problem. We are working on a update. If you would like to participate in our official beta program and receive a test version, please let us know.
- Once Upon An App
- 37.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular,and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011 OnceUponAnApp, LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.