Thomas the Tank Engine, the beloved children's favorite and the Island of Sodor's best loved train, returns with his friends for these episodes of his his long running show. Sir Topham Hatt has three requirements for the engines that run on his railway: … see full wiki
This DVD has six different Thomas the Train and Friends episodes. Each episode features the loveable trains that are anthropomorphic. Each train and train cars have personalities. The main characters are the different train engines, such as Thomas and Percy. The trains live on an the island of Sodor, where they work and carry out their different jobs as trains such as moving freight and carrying passengers. The Thomas the Train show tends to appeal most to young boys around ages 3 to 5.
The episodes on this DVD are "Percy's Chocolate Crunchï¿½" in which Percy does not like being dirty and learns that getting the job done is more important than being clean, "Thomas, Percy, and the Squeak" in which an important musician is coming to town and the train engines all want to be the one to give her a ride, "Gordon Takes a Tumble" in which Gordon the Express Train learns that fast is not always the best way to travel, "Buffer Brother" in which one of the twin engines is jealous that his brother got new bumpers and he did not, "Middle Engine" in which James thinks he can avoid being a middle engine, and "Faulty Whistle" in which the train engines learn that making fun of the other for losing their whistle and being cocky about their own is not nice.
This DVD has some special features. The special features are under Fun and Games on the main menu. Here there is a read along Thomas the Train story that can be read aloud to you or can be read without the narrator. There is also a Percy's Puzzle activity in which you complete the picture by choosing the right shaped pieces. One of the more interesting games, though, is Sodor's Spelling Game, which asks you to select the first letter of the different train engine's names. Finally there is a section that has bios for the different main characters trains in the show. Another special feature is the Sing Along accessed from the main menu, but it is a little disappointing in that it does not have the lyrics displayed on the screen as I expect to see when something is called a sing along.
Viewing Format: DVD
Suitability For Children: Suitable for Children up to Age 4
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