Hardcover ï Tootle Kindle Þ

Hardcover ï Tootle Kindle Þ


Tootle [PDF / Epub] ⚣ Tootle ✈ Gertrude Crampton – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Tootle, a young train in training, begins leaving the tracks to cavort in the meadow until engineer Bill figures out a way to lure him back Tootle, a young train in training, begins leaving the tracks to cavort in the meadow until engineer Bill figures out a way to lure him back.


10 thoughts on “Tootle

  1. Calista Calista says:

    An interesting tale about a train growing up It is all important to stay on the rails, but Tootle likes to get out in the pasture and play in the flowers The whole town gets together to keep him on the rails This feels like a story of society controlling us and keeping us from being individuals to what will serve the community best It feels like conformity to me It s quite an interesting story and I find it fascinating that it triggers me in certain ways I do have some rebellious nature in An interesting tale about a train growing up It is all important to stay on the rails, but Tootle likes to get out in the pasture and play in the flowers The whole town gets together to keep him on the rails This feels like a story of society controlling us and keeping us from being individuals to what will serve the community best It feels like conformity to me It s quite an interesting story and I find it fascinating that it triggers me in certain ways I do have some rebellious nature in me and part of me wants Tootle to play in the flowers since the engine can The nephew likes to pick things out of the home bookshelf to read and this is an oldie He gave it 3 stars He isn t so much into trains, but he picked it out I give it 3 stars for making me think at least


  2. Jen Kautt Jen Kautt says:

    Tootle,Tootle, all you wanted to do was dip and soar like the butterflies you admired in the meadow of Lower Trainswitch But Bill, head engineer of the School for Engines and The Mayor Himself taught you that it was foolish for an engine to get lost looking at hollyhock flowers when he could be the fastest flyer since old 300.Yes, a children s book that touts the importance of the coal blackned lungs of the Industrial Revoultion in place of the Romantic reverance of nature Work and stric Tootle,Tootle, all you wanted to do was dip and soar like the butterflies you admired in the meadow of Lower Trainswitch But Bill, head engineer of the School for Engines and The Mayor Himself taught you that it was foolish for an engine to get lost looking at hollyhock flowers when he could be the fastest flyer since old 300.Yes, a children s book that touts the importance of the coal blackned lungs of the Industrial Revoultion in place of the Romantic reverance of nature Work and strict obediance to rules over quiet reflection Tootle, you re a flyer train you know your place now get back to work And after being tricked by the entire township he does.Oi vey There.Finally my brief critical analysis of a Golden book designed for children some 40 50 years ago which probably says a lot in itself about the content It may be a bit much okay it IS but, as a mother has read this story as many times as I have this one, sometimes as many as three times in one night, and it is, for a bedtime story a long one over a 3 year period,well it drives one to pick it apart.And yes, I do tell my four year old that Tootle should be allowed paid holidays in which to view the meadow he so adored,as well as a new set of buffers every six months


  3. Emelda Emelda says:

    This is quite possibly the worst book written for children Ever Joe loves it, but I refuse to read it to him It s all about staying on the tracks no matter what A little engine finds that he likes playing in a meadow, with the birds and bugs and flowers, and the whole town conspires against him to keep him on the track There s one illustration where he s sobbing and the all white town is gleefully trying to get him out of the meadow And what the fuck is with the black horse that gets him This is quite possibly the worst book written for children Ever Joe loves it, but I refuse to read it to him It s all about staying on the tracks no matter what A little engine finds that he likes playing in a meadow, with the birds and bugs and flowers, and the whole town conspires against him to keep him on the track There s one illustration where he s sobbing and the all white town is gleefully trying to get him out of the meadow And what the fuck is with the black horse that gets him to come off the tracks at first Is he supposed to represent the devil the black nuisance in the all white, orderly little 50 s town Seriously WTF Please burn every copy you see of this book We ll put the last in a museum to show how fucked up we used to be


  4. Jenna Jenna says:

    My child was wild about this book at at two could pretty much recite it It s cute and Tootle is adorable The illustrations are charming As for those who are so worried that it preaches conformity, please try growing up a bit It preaches discipline, actually, which is quite different from conformity My son today is an artist and writer He has and has always had a great imagination.


  5. Derrick Schneider Derrick Schneider says:

    Here is how I summarize the themes in this book Your greatest desire should be to put yourself into the service of a large industrial system, and the best way to get that desire is to rigidly follow all the rules Literally don t stop to smell the flowers, and don t think outside the box.


  6. R.A. R.A. says:

    I used to read this all the time Other than the fact trains can t run off the tracks to have a good time in the meadow, it s a fun read Side note I agree with another review that it does not preach conformity I think it s a great little story that teaches us to stay on the right track


  7. Jason Jason says:

    Some give this 1945 children s book low ratings for teaching a message of staying on the rails, criticizing the implicit message that children should remain within the boundaries set for them instead of exploring all the world has to offer I give it a low rating for the opposite reason Boundaries are necessary for joy and usefulness But despite the main character repeatedly breaking the central rule given to him a rule designed not just for his own safety, but for the safety of those aroun Some give this 1945 children s book low ratings for teaching a message of staying on the rails, criticizing the implicit message that children should remain within the boundaries set for them instead of exploring all the world has to offer I give it a low rating for the opposite reason Boundaries are necessary for joy and usefulness But despite the main character repeatedly breaking the central rule given to him a rule designed not just for his own safety, but for the safety of those around him , there are ultimately no consequences for his blatant disobedience And he only stops being disobedient for selfish reasons The story ignores the truths that we reap what we sow and that true virtue lies in doing good for its own sake or, rather, the sake of the God who created and redeemed us


  8. John Yelverton John Yelverton says:

    Such a fun and friendly book about a fun and friendly train.


  9. Lewis Manalo Lewis Manalo says:

    If you want to teach your children to conform to the cowardly whims of group think, to embrace conformity, and to stay on the tracks outlined by authority, this is the book to give them Free thinkers, stay clear of this brightly colored blot on children s literature.


  10. Karen Karen says:

    I only just recently read this story for the first time, and I have been an adult for many years Although I had a serious collection of Little Golden Books as a child, my collection did not include this one At first as I read this book, I was strongly reminded of Ferdinand the bull, so I liked it But the ending was very different If Ferdinand s beloved cork tree had been surrounded by red capes, they might have been the same book The biggest difference is, Tootles wanted to run the express I only just recently read this story for the first time, and I have been an adult for many years Although I had a serious collection of Little Golden Books as a child, my collection did not include this one At first as I read this book, I was strongly reminded of Ferdinand the bull, so I liked it But the ending was very different If Ferdinand s beloved cork tree had been surrounded by red capes, they might have been the same book The biggest difference is, Tootles wanted to run the express line and Ferdinand did not want to leave his meadow While I understand the conformist subtext, I can t hate this story as much as others do Sometimes we do have to set aside play to achieve our goals I would like to think that Tootles was occasionally able to still sneak off the trains when he wasn t running the express At least, that is how I would have written it The artwork is joyfully wonderful Perhaps that is why I am so forgiving of the story itself


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10 thoughts on “Tootle

  1. Calista Calista says:

    An interesting tale about a train growing up It is all important to stay on the rails, but Tootle likes to get out in the pasture and play in the flowers The whole town gets together to keep him on the rails This feels like a story of society controlling us and keeping us from being individuals to what will serve the community best It feels like conformity to me It s quite an interesting story and I find it fascinating that it triggers me in certain ways I do have some rebellious nature in An interesting tale about a train growing up It is all important to stay on the rails, but Tootle likes to get out in the pasture and play in the flowers The whole town gets together to keep him on the rails This feels like a story of society controlling us and keeping us from being individuals to what will serve the community best It feels like conformity to me It s quite an interesting story and I find it fascinating that it triggers me in certain ways I do have some rebellious nature in me and part of me wants Tootle to play in the flowers since the engine can The nephew likes to pick things out of the home bookshelf to read and this is an oldie He gave it 3 stars He isn t so much into trains, but he picked it out I give it 3 stars for making me think at least

  2. Jen Kautt Jen Kautt says:

    Tootle,Tootle, all you wanted to do was dip and soar like the butterflies you admired in the meadow of Lower Trainswitch But Bill, head engineer of the School for Engines and The Mayor Himself taught you that it was foolish for an engine to get lost looking at hollyhock flowers when he could be the fastest flyer since old 300.Yes, a children s book that touts the importance of the coal blackned lungs of the Industrial Revoultion in place of the Romantic reverance of nature Work and stric Tootle,Tootle, all you wanted to do was dip and soar like the butterflies you admired in the meadow of Lower Trainswitch But Bill, head engineer of the School for Engines and The Mayor Himself taught you that it was foolish for an engine to get lost looking at hollyhock flowers when he could be the fastest flyer since old 300.Yes, a children s book that touts the importance of the coal blackned lungs of the Industrial Revoultion in place of the Romantic reverance of nature Work and strict obediance to rules over quiet reflection Tootle, you re a flyer train you know your place now get back to work And after being tricked by the entire township he does.Oi vey There.Finally my brief critical analysis of a Golden book designed for children some 40 50 years ago which probably says a lot in itself about the content It may be a bit much okay it IS but, as a mother has read this story as many times as I have this one, sometimes as many as three times in one night, and it is, for a bedtime story a long one over a 3 year period,well it drives one to pick it apart.And yes, I do tell my four year old that Tootle should be allowed paid holidays in which to view the meadow he so adored,as well as a new set of buffers every six months

  3. Emelda Emelda says:

    This is quite possibly the worst book written for children Ever Joe loves it, but I refuse to read it to him It s all about staying on the tracks no matter what A little engine finds that he likes playing in a meadow, with the birds and bugs and flowers, and the whole town conspires against him to keep him on the track There s one illustration where he s sobbing and the all white town is gleefully trying to get him out of the meadow And what the fuck is with the black horse that gets him This is quite possibly the worst book written for children Ever Joe loves it, but I refuse to read it to him It s all about staying on the tracks no matter what A little engine finds that he likes playing in a meadow, with the birds and bugs and flowers, and the whole town conspires against him to keep him on the track There s one illustration where he s sobbing and the all white town is gleefully trying to get him out of the meadow And what the fuck is with the black horse that gets him to come off the tracks at first Is he supposed to represent the devil the black nuisance in the all white, orderly little 50 s town Seriously WTF Please burn every copy you see of this book We ll put the last in a museum to show how fucked up we used to be

  4. Jenna Jenna says:

    My child was wild about this book at at two could pretty much recite it It s cute and Tootle is adorable The illustrations are charming As for those who are so worried that it preaches conformity, please try growing up a bit It preaches discipline, actually, which is quite different from conformity My son today is an artist and writer He has and has always had a great imagination.

  5. Derrick Schneider Derrick Schneider says:

    Here is how I summarize the themes in this book Your greatest desire should be to put yourself into the service of a large industrial system, and the best way to get that desire is to rigidly follow all the rules Literally don t stop to smell the flowers, and don t think outside the box.

  6. R.A. R.A. says:

    I used to read this all the time Other than the fact trains can t run off the tracks to have a good time in the meadow, it s a fun read Side note I agree with another review that it does not preach conformity I think it s a great little story that teaches us to stay on the right track

  7. Jason Jason says:

    Some give this 1945 children s book low ratings for teaching a message of staying on the rails, criticizing the implicit message that children should remain within the boundaries set for them instead of exploring all the world has to offer I give it a low rating for the opposite reason Boundaries are necessary for joy and usefulness But despite the main character repeatedly breaking the central rule given to him a rule designed not just for his own safety, but for the safety of those aroun Some give this 1945 children s book low ratings for teaching a message of staying on the rails, criticizing the implicit message that children should remain within the boundaries set for them instead of exploring all the world has to offer I give it a low rating for the opposite reason Boundaries are necessary for joy and usefulness But despite the main character repeatedly breaking the central rule given to him a rule designed not just for his own safety, but for the safety of those around him , there are ultimately no consequences for his blatant disobedience And he only stops being disobedient for selfish reasons The story ignores the truths that we reap what we sow and that true virtue lies in doing good for its own sake or, rather, the sake of the God who created and redeemed us

  8. John Yelverton John Yelverton says:

    Such a fun and friendly book about a fun and friendly train.

  9. Lewis Manalo Lewis Manalo says:

    If you want to teach your children to conform to the cowardly whims of group think, to embrace conformity, and to stay on the tracks outlined by authority, this is the book to give them Free thinkers, stay clear of this brightly colored blot on children s literature.

  10. Karen Karen says:

    I only just recently read this story for the first time, and I have been an adult for many years Although I had a serious collection of Little Golden Books as a child, my collection did not include this one At first as I read this book, I was strongly reminded of Ferdinand the bull, so I liked it But the ending was very different If Ferdinand s beloved cork tree had been surrounded by red capes, they might have been the same book The biggest difference is, Tootles wanted to run the express I only just recently read this story for the first time, and I have been an adult for many years Although I had a serious collection of Little Golden Books as a child, my collection did not include this one At first as I read this book, I was strongly reminded of Ferdinand the bull, so I liked it But the ending was very different If Ferdinand s beloved cork tree had been surrounded by red capes, they might have been the same book The biggest difference is, Tootles wanted to run the express line and Ferdinand did not want to leave his meadow While I understand the conformist subtext, I can t hate this story as much as others do Sometimes we do have to set aside play to achieve our goals I would like to think that Tootles was occasionally able to still sneak off the trains when he wasn t running the express At least, that is how I would have written it The artwork is joyfully wonderful Perhaps that is why I am so forgiving of the story itself

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