The Little Red Train Great Big Train by Benedict Blathwayt


The Little Red Train Great Big Train by Benedict Blathwayt

When a lorry driver scoffs at the Little Red Train for looking old and useless, Duffy is quite upset. But the Little Red Train soon proves its worth when terrible traffic, breakdowns and faulty lights stop the lorries being able to deliver. And the Little Red Train doesn't look quite so useless, or little, after all! Ben Blathwayt's Little Red Train books, with minimal text and big, busy pages full of intricate detail, have enormous appeal for young children.

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It is great to come across a book that will be enjoyed by the people it is intended for ... There is so much charming detail to pore over The School Librarian Chuffing brilliant as ever, as the train might say BBC Parenting This is a lovely gentle story that has a familiar, traditional feel to it. The illustrations are very detailed and wonderfully busy ... Each time I looked at the book, I found something new in every picture, and this will hold the attention of even young children Eastern Daily Press A triumphant tale chock full of delightful illustrations The Good Book Guide Readers can enjoy the meticulous illustrations of machines at work ... There are also several different action rhymes to join in with Nursery World

About the Author

Benedict Blathwayt

Benedict Blathwayt started as a painter working from his own studio at the age of seventeen, and held a number of successful exhibitions. Since then he has worked in the Hebrides as a dairyman (which accounts for his wonderful character, Bramble the cow and for the Scottish scenery in Little House by the Sea) and in Wales as a wildlife artist for Nature Conservancy. Now living on Exmoor, he has published over thirty children's books, the very successful Bramble books selling over a million copies in Sainsburys in the l990s. He was short-listed for the Smarties Book Award, (middle category) with Tangle and the Firesticks. He builds his picture book stories round farm animal heroes, Kip the sheep dog, Tig and Tag, the sheep, Bella the goose, Pebble the pony. He has also created board books featuring a tractor, a rally car, an aeroplane, a big truck and a ferry. More recently Hutchinson have published Ben`s Big Book of Cars which is proving immensely popular. Ben is planning more in this series.

Married to an artist, Ben Blathwayt lives in Somerset on the edge of Exmoor and has two sons.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

7th October 2004



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