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on 24 July 2006
Compared with its heavyweight rivals such as Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder, Tractor Tom's complete reliance on computer-animated graphics initially appears cheap and basic. However, the simple contrasting colours, clear figurative outlines and uncluttered scenes make it easy to follow the action on the screen and the actually quite amusing storylines are spot-on for the 2+ year-olds. Farmer Fi, Farmhand Matt and a colourful (but not too overwhelming) cast of farmyard machinery and animals are friendly and inclusive. This is the second Tractor Tom I have purchased and this series has now edged itself onto the first rung amongst equals. This particular edition contains an additional DVD with some lovely singalongs, some traditional, some particular to this series, but which had the kids' 100% attention, quite remarkable. 5 stars for this series which has snuck in out of nowhere and taken us pleasantly by surprise with its warmth and humour. Many thanks & take care.