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Charlie the Choo Choo

Discussion in 'Charlie the Choo-Choo' started by misery chastain loves co., Dec 15, 2016.

  1. becca69

    becca69 Well-Known Member

    Lots of collection threads over at TDT but it would be fun to have one here too.
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  2. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

  3. Darrellyow

    Darrellyow New Member

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  4. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    UK hardcover came from Amazon yesterday.

    The presentation is lovely, and I particularly chuckled at the 1942 copyright notice on the title page.

    Presentation generally, the style of illustration, and the story itself, are all clearly and deliberately evocative of kids' books from that era - The Little Engine That Could, and the like.

    I have two mild criticisms. The first: although Charlie's sinister appearance was care of one of the Dark Tower illustrations and was intended to foreshadow Blaine the Mono, in the context of an entire book which is otherwise a straight-faced book for children, it is out of place. It makes this not really a kids' book at all.

    And, the second: the story is so generic that it isn't really original. Rev W Awdry told this story, or similar, in the original Thomas The Tank Engine books in the 1950s.

    It's still a nice book to add to the shelves, though.
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  5. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member

    I think it is all part of the extended universe they whant to create with the dark tower movies and tv showes
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  6. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    I thought your food baby's name is Phillip. ;;D ;-D :love_heart:
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  7. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    Did you just assume the gender of "Phillip", Deej's food baby? :biggrin2: (my kids throw this line at me at least once a week)
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  8. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    He's transgender.
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  9. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    You're a very forward-thinking Mom. I applaud you. :clap::lol::lurve:
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