Terry and the Obsolete Locomotive - Softcover
By Mike Rucker
Terry is working as a "pipelayer" tractor. He is impatient and gets into trouble by not paying close attention to his work. The boss has to take Terry out of the team and he has to work alone. This makes him very unhappy. Terry meets another unhappy machine, Lori the Locomotive, who will lose her job when the pipeline is complete. In the end, things work out well for both machines.
This popular book series is a collection of entertaining and educational stories about a small but highly motivated young tractor named Terry. Terry and his friends encounter real life jobs and problems and solve them through hard work and newly learned job skills. Boys and girls from ages three through ten have come to love Terry and his grit and determination. Terry has his faults and sometimes gets angry or does things wrong, but he learns from his mistakes just as real children do. The jobs Terry performs and the situations he faces are based on the real life experiences of the author, Mike Rucker. Mike has been a Service Representative and troubleshooter for Caterpillar Inc. for more than 39 years. Read with the children in your life!