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On the Track... There and Back by Rev. W.…

On the Track... There and Back

by Rev. W. Awdry

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Thomas is So Busy, from Morning to Night, March 10, 2005

It's a quick `good morning Percy' and Thomas is off in this two-part story about his busy day. In the first part of the boardbook ("On the track...") Thomas scurries about with his coaches, Annie and Clarabel, until it is time to go to the quarry where he helps Mavis and Toby with some Troublesome Trucks.

In the second book ("There and back again") Thomas is off to the mountains and down to the harbor hauling freight. Along the way he sees Bertie and Cranky (who is in the background). Then, errands done, we are told Thomas is off to get a bath before going to bed. The last two pages show James and Thomas falling asleep in the sheds.

Though the book is oddly divided into two different stories (you have to turn the book over to continue with the second book) it only slows down the read slightly. With colorful, friendly pictures this a good choice for younger Thomas enthusiasts (baby to 2½ years of age).

Note: for slightly older Thomas fans the "Railway Series Boxed Set (Railway)" collection is nice. ( )
  PamFamilyLibrary | Jul 27, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375827749, Board book)

Thomas has so much to do! First he carries his passengers along his branch line, then he delivers freight to the harbor, plus someone has to keep those Troublesome Trucks in line at the quarry! Read about Thomas’s busy morning and then turn the book around to read his afternoon adventures in this fun new format. A simple rhyming look at a day in the life of a Really Useful Engine, which is perfect for Thomas’s youngest fans.

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Thomas the tank engine goes about his daily routine.

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