This article is about the Engine Adventures book. You may be looking for the crane or the Story Library book.

Cranky is a book in the Engine Adventures series.


Cranky the Crane works at the Docks on the Island of Sodor. He is rude to tank engines Thomas and Percy and loves to play tricks on them. Then one day a strong storm hits Sodor and Cranky needs the little engines' help.



  • This story is based on the fifth season episode Cranky Bugs.
  • This book contains several noticeable differences from the episode it is based on:
    • Cranky actually told The Fat Controller that Thomas and Percy had ignored him.
    • It's daylight when Thomas and Percy come to rescue Cranky.
    • Henry is absent in the tramp steamer scene.