The Little Engine That Laughed by Alf Evers and illustrated by Carole Etow is a book intended for upper preschool and younger elementary students. It’s about a happy train that loses his laughter when his life gets turned upside down.
What I disliked:
The title is misleading. The first and last pages show a happy tank engine. The tank engine is crying on every other page. It is also sad as he loses his best friend and caretaker, something I think would be difficult for the littles to digest properly.
What I liked:
When I found this book, there was a hand written note in the front cover to one of my favorite people in the world, so it put a smile on my face for a minute 🙂 It reminds me of “The Little Engine That Could,” but the copy that I have of that doesn’t match the illustrative style. It’s got me wondering…
Where to find it:
I plan to get rid of this book ASAP, maybe mail it back to that favorite person and see their adult like reaction to receiving it lol. You can find a copy on Amazon for less than $6.