The Little Engine That Could

“This app is not connected with the official The Little Engine That Could™ app published by Penguin Young Readers Group and is not authorized by Penguin.”

Once Upon an App specializes in developing applications of classic children’s stories. “The Little Engine That Could” is a special project as it was the first known story to highlight a female character as a motorized heroine. Mabel C. Bragg, a Boston school teacher, is attributed as the originator of this famous story. Her version was formally published in 1920 by Olive Beaupre Miller, a female entrepreneur who began The Book House for Children publishing company. Various versions of the story have since been produced, and is now considered one of the best all-time stories in children’s literature.

Apps by Once Upon an App have been featured in the iTunes Store as a “Staff Favorite,” “New and Noteworthy,” and “What’s Hot.” Media mentions also include: TimeOut Chicago,,,,,,, and Capital Region Living.

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Ideal for children 2 years and older
Full animation
Original musical accompaniment
Full narration with various individual voices
Interactive play

Load the train’s freight
Hear the bells and whistles of the five engines
Coloring Book
Connect the Dots
Build an engine

Music by Nate Lee
Narration by Bob Workmon, Allison David, and Noel Hunter
Featuring animations by Out of Our Minds Studio

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