Happy Birthday, Thomas!
by the Rev. W. Awdry
Picture and Story by Traci Newton

light blue sky with blue train

Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends work hard every day.  Thomas does not want to work, because today is his birthday. 

Thomas' boss told him that all the other engines will be busy, so he must work.  But Thomas wanted a party, so Thomas was very sad. 

He saw his friends and no one says a word about his birthday.  He worked all day and when he finally gets to the shed the other engines did not look busy. But the doors open and...

Critical Thinking Questions:
1. What do you think will happen when the doors are opened?

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