Little Red Train's Race to the Finish by Benedict Blathwayt

Little Red Train's Race to the Finish

Written by Benedict Blathwayt
Illustrated by
Part of the Little Red Train Series


Little Red Train's Race to the Finish by Benedict Blathwayt

Another charming tale in The Little Red Train series which will appeal to all little boys and girls obsessed with engines, trains and things that go! The nasty Swish Train drivers have challenged Duffy and Jack to a race and the winner gets to keep the Little Red Train's very last route! When the flag goes down, the Swish Train speeds straight out of sight, but there's worse to come . . .There's oil on the tracks, sheep on the line and someone has switched the points! Can Jack's quick-thinking save the day?


A thoroughly entertaining children's story -- Andy Howells * South Wales Argus *

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


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Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

2nd April 2009



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