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Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Solid message plus nice interactive bits, bonus features.

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THOMAS & FRIENDS: DAY OF THE DIESELS has a far deeper and more nuanced plot than you might expect from a Thomas the Tank Engine tale. Characters' misconceptions of one another cause all sorts of problems and even result in some of those characters living up to the bad expectations others have of them. The moral may be a bit subtle for very young children, but it offers a good opportunity for parents to start a discussion about tolerance and stereotypes. In addition to a good story, the app offers lots of fun interactive bits (turning lights on and off, triggering dialogue bites, etc.) and has a nice set of puzzles and coloring pages as bonus material.

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