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Daisy Hirst’s charming ode to a toddler’s love of trains, featuring her sweet signature artwork
Whether sending toy animals on a journey around a model track or driving a cardboard-box locomotive, this little puppy really likes trains. All aboard! But best of all is riding a real train to visit someone special—and playing with more trains there! Simple yet evocative prose and pictures make this a delightful read for the youngest train enthusiasts.
About the Author
Daisy Hirst is the author-illustrator of The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head, Hilda and the Runaway Baby,and three books about monster siblings Natalie and Alphonse. She lives in Cambridge, England.
With sturdy artwork and reportorial language, Hirst (Hamish Takes the Train) celebrates a young train enthusiast in a story that foregrounds experiences over engineering. . .Youngest readers will warm to having their special interest recognized in a volume that keys into a kid’s deeply held passion. —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A distilled, perfected love of all things locomotive. . .Simple storytelling and even simpler words make this an ideal selection for even the youngest of train enthusiasts. The protagonist’s gender is left wide open for children of all kinds to identify with. Hirst’s screen-printed art is rendered in bright, bold colors of exceeding cheer and good humor. . . Marvelous—poised to make train converts of readers one and all. —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)