LITTLE LOCOMOTIVE by Ib Spang Olsen

LITTLE LOCOMOTIVE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Olsen's story and scribbly pictures of a runaway engine are as old-fashioned and predictable as his subject--but disarmingly so. After rushing past such sights as ""a man with a sack,/ and a chimney stack"" and ""a girl named Jean/painting green,"" the engine shoots right into Mrs. Jensen's kitchen, tearing her mat to shreds when she says without turning, ""dry your feet."" Before regaining control the little engine takes Mrs. Jensen's laundry for a ride (returning it, dried), but at last it retraces its tracks and ends up ""home again."" ""The railroad company fixed Mrs. Jensen's doors and gave her a new doormat""--and all is as it should be.

Pub Date: April 28th, 1976
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan