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AdvantagesGreat books for children of all ages

Disadvantagesprice if you buy the full price edition

"The Revd Wilbert Vere Awdry was born on June 15th 1911 at Romsey in Hampshire. He lived as a child near the main Great Western line from Paddington to Bristol at Box, Wiltshire, where he developed his love of steam engines by listening to them at night and imagining that they were talking to one another. In 1942 he made up stories for his 2 year old son, Christopher, who was unwell with the measles. He later pointed out that he had to eventually ..." Read review

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Community Level 2TimothyC


The best train books EVER

AdvantagesGood stories and good pictures kids will love them

DisadvantagesThe book is a bit big

"These are some of the most enduring children’s stories that have been written, as although the first book was written 55 years ago they are still popular. For me the one thing that makes the stories is the artwork as the quality of it is rarely seen in modern children’s books. The stories are well written and any kid who loves these as much as I did will know their favourite off by heart. There are many stories about all the engines, but due to his ..." Read review

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Community Level 1tracyburt


The Thomas The Tank Engine Collection

AdvantagesLots of stories that should keep any Thomas fan going for quite a while!

DisadvantagesBig & heavy & if it gets ruined you've lost all of the stories instead of just one.

"...in bedtime stories for life! The only problem is that it's not really a book they can look at by themselves (unless they're quite a bit older than my 4 year old, by which time they've probably grown out of Thomas). For that reason ours tends to sit on the shelf and gets forgotton about as I can't keep it down with most of our other kids books, which is on their own book shelf so they can help themselves. It is however a nice book for some bonding ..." Read review

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