Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thomas & Friends. Hero of the Rails by Britt Allcroft

Allcroft, Britt. Thomas & Friends. Hero of the Rails, illustrated by Tommy Stubbs. PICTURE BOOK. A Golden Book, 2009. $12.99. Content – G. While racing with Spencer, Thomas accidently crashes through the bushes and discovers an old engine named Hiro. Hiro is stuck on the old tracks, broken and forgotten. Thomas offers to get help, but Hiro is afraid he will be dismantled for scrap metal. Thomas decides to fix Hiro himself, but needs help from his friends to cover his train duties. Their plans go awry when Percy loses his mail trucks and Spencer suspicious. Fans of Thomas will enjoy this new installment and others might be will to push through the slow narrative. EL – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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