And the Train Goes... by William Bee


And the Train Goes... by William Bee

Join the eclectic and eccentric passengers on the train: ladies off to the races, chattering children on a school trip, business men going to the city, chickens off to market ...and all the while the train goes Clickerty Click Clickerty Clack ...Chuff Chuff Chufferty Chuff ...Woo Woooooo!


Bee manages to capture the cosy and nostalgic appeal of trains and stations but presents it in a graphic and contemporary way. The pictures are detailed yet accessible and will undoubtedly impact on a young mind. The vocabulary is creative and written in such a way as to encourage interaction Write Away Children fond of chuffing like a train will find their pleasure ramped up to a whole new level in And The Train Goes... by William Bee: a charming chronicle of the passengers who board Dibnah the engine... Cheerful and spirited, this is one of those welcome picture books that turns the bedtime story into live entertainment The Independent Rush hour at this station is full of lively sounds and motions, as a colourful collection of characters wait for the train. The illustrations have a quirky, nostalgic feel, while repetition and onomatopoeic language grows to a cacophony of sound... A great read-aloud book. Junior Beautifully illustrated and a joy to read Nursery World

About the Author

William Bee is an artist and commercial designer who has worked for renowned fashion houses including Issay Miyake and Paul Smith.

He was born in London, but now lives in the English countryside.

As well as writing children's books, he races a vintage sports car, is an international skier, and when at home tends his lawns and meadow. William Bee loves Saturdays, the colour green, tabby cats, the Queen, Rolls Royces, fruit scones, David Niven, staying at home...

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

2nd May 2013



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