13 October 2008

Little Engine That Could - Piper

I always have loved the story of the engine that said "I think I can, I think I can." It is such a good book for children as there are many things they struggle to get as they learn what we consider to be the little things in life. This little engine is happy and full of energy but alas, when it comes time to pull a heavy load up and over the mountain she really struggles and thinks there is no way it could be possible. However with much determination she puts her mind to it and presses onward. Her reward is found in the words she sings as she whizzes down the other side of the mountain "I though I could, I thought I could." I like this version because it is very bright and colorful but I like the story most of all.