This book tells the famous story of the little engine that thought, “I think I can.” Watty Piper tells readers about a train taking toys to the good little boy and girls around the mountain. On the way to deliver the toys, the train breaks down and the clown driving the train had to flag down different types of trains for help. He asked many different kinds for help, but none of them could or would do it. Finally, a little blue engine helped them go around the mountain before the sun came up. The blue engine kept saying, “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can,” until it could reach the mountain and could give the children toys and good food to eat.
The book teaches kids to never ever give up and keep going when something gets hard. It provides a valuable lesson in optimism and hard work. It is a really good book to read to kids who are struggling with something, or even as a classic bedtime story.