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The Little Engine That Could®

By Penguin Group USA

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“It retains the style and intent of the original version, but it doesn’t skimp on multimedia features like read-along narration, objects that can be moved around the screen or tapped for sound effects and animation that dazzles without overwhelming the story or feeling too tacked-on.”
--Kirkus Reviews


The Little Engine That Could is one of the most celebrated and cherished picture books of all time. And here, in the official Little Engine That Could app from Penguin, you can see the book come to life with dazzling interactivity. With the touch of a finger the youngest of readers can make the different engines roar to life, tickle the dolls, make the clown honk, see the sun rise over the town, watch the Little Engine make her way over the biggest hill of them all, and so much more. This is a great way to recapture memories and share the wonderful experience of saying the lines “I think I can! I think I can!” with a child in your life.
•Listen to narration or read on your own.
•Multiple interactive elements to be found on every page.
•The original version of The Little Engine That Could has sold more than 10 million copies in the English language.
•Featuring the iconic 1950’s art.

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Customer Reviews

Love it

Really enjoyed this app. A fun version of the classic Little Engine That Could story that I can't wait to share it with my kids.

I definitely recommend this app, and can't wait for more!

I grew up with this book!

What a great app. I grew up on this classic story and had my doubts about a digital version but was very gladly proven wrong. The only problem is the kids think I had this version as a kid!


The book has the same graphics as the orginal story. I got stuck tring to get back to the first page after I switched to another program, but I read a little further and found the solution.

The Little Engine That Could®
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Books
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 52.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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