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Woo-woo! When Little Train ventures way down the tracks, he’s glad he remembers his mommy and daddy’s coaching in a story with sure appeal for first-time adventurers.
Chooooo! Little Train is going out on the track all by himself for the first time.He runs through a field and rattles across a bridge. Clickety-clack! Rattly-tat! Then he climbs a mountain and races by the river. Clumpety-clip! Zippety-zoom! Oh, no! Now he’s gone too far. Will Little Train recall what his mother and father said about finding his way home? With a nod to beloved classics such as The Little Engine That Could, here is a celebration of independence and parental reassurance that is sure to chug its way into the hearts of little readers everywhere.
About the Author
Timothy Knapman is a children’s book author as well as a lyricist and playwright. He is the author of Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes, Soon,Time Now to Dream, and the popular Mungo series. He lives in England.
Ben Mantle worked in animation, including on Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, before turning to children’s illustration. He is the author-illustrator of the Dinostars series as well as The Best Birthday Present Ever! and The Best Christmas Present Ever! and is the illustrator of many other picture books. He lives in England.
There's a vintage feeling to the digitally manipulated pastel illustrations that would make Little Train and his family seem right at home alongside Hardie Gramatky's Little Toot and Watty Piper's Little Engine That Could. The story, too, has a classic feel to it, as Little Train's journey follows a home-away-home plotline...All aboard for a great storytime pick. —Kirkus Reviews
Owing a clear nod to The Little Engine That Could, The Little Red Caboose and Thomas the Tank Engine, a little train makes his first foray into the world...A perfect preschool adventure, especially where train books are in demand. —School Library Journal