Neither thumbs up nor thumbs down for The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. Children’s.
I read once a reference to this story that pointed out how sexist it was (the big bad engines are all male, the two good little engines are female) and so now when I read it the only thing I can think of is whether that was intentional on Watty Piper’s part or not. This consumed a few more of my brain cells when I began to wonder whether Watty Piper was female or male and what that would, by extension, say about his or her psychology. At the end of that sentence was where my interest ended.
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