|This article is about the Story Library book. You may be looking for the crane or the Engine Adventures book.|
- “Now move out of the way, you mites, I need to get to those trucks”
- ―Cranky after being rescued
Cranky (later re-titled Thomas and Percy to the Rescue) is the seventh book in the My Thomas Story Library series.
Thomas and Percy are annoyed with a new crane named Cranky who calls the little engines "useless little bugs". The big engines stick up for Cranky and one stormy night a ship runs aground straight into the shed trapping the big engines and knocking Cranky over. Thomas and Percy come the rescue and prove that they are not "useless bugs".
- This book is based on the fifth season episode, Cranky Bugs.
- This book once came free with a Thomas magazine.
- Cranky actually told the Fat Controller that Thomas and Percy had actually ignored what he told them to do.
- Henry is absent in the tramp steamer scene unlike the episode that this book is based on.
- It is daylight when Thomas and Percy come to rescue Cranky.