Pull the Little Red Train along the tracks; see the helicopter take off into the sky and Duffy dangling precariously from the ladder while trying to catch up with the runaway train! This is The Runaway Train as you’ve never seen it before, jumping off the page in glorious pop-ups.
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Benedict Blathwayt has written and illustrated several books for Random House of which the best-selling Little Red Train series is particularly popular.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-One morning, Duffy Driver oversleeps, so the little red train is late leaving the station. When he helps a lady, the brake is off, so the train moves on down the track "...chuff-chuff, chuff-chuff, whoo...oooo." This sets off a chain of events that leaves the man pursuing the train via truck, boat, bicycle, pony, tractor, and helicopter. He finally catches up with it and drives it to a seaside village, where he has a lovely day before he has to drive home again. The text is smoothly written, concise, and suitable for preschoolers. Each page repeats the engine sound that youngsters will love to say over and over again. The satisfying story is greatly enhanced by the detailed illustrations, meticulously drawn and colored. Many pictures are panoramas resembling the English countryside, showing animals, trees, roads, and the runaway train. The plot and illustrations are in the spirit of Watty Piper's The Little Engine That Could (Platt & Munk, 1956). The story-hour crowd will love this one.
Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA
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Book Description Hutchinson, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110091798841
Book Description Hutchinson, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0091798841