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Oi! Get Off Our Train (Red Fox Picture Books) Paperback – 17 Oct 1991

4.1 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Age Range: 5 - 7 years
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New Ed edition (17 Oct. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 009985340X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099853404
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 0.5 x 28.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It seems that John Burningham has never forgotten what makes children tick and this wonderful fantasy with a ‘green' message is perfect. A little boy goes to bed and dreams of going on an amazing journey with his pyjama case dog on board none other than his own toy train. Inspiringly illustrated, with more than a hint of Turner, the train sets off from the city and passes through all kinds of weather with frequent stops to play ghosts in the fog, swim in the sea, fly kites in the wind, muck about with umbrellas in the rain and more. The fun part is that each time the train stops another endangered animal climbs on board to be met with the inevitable ‘Oi! Get off our train'. In turn, each animal is allowed to stay, having explained why it must leave its own habitat--the elephant because someone wants to cut off its tusks, the stork because the marshland were it lives is being drained, and so on. When mum comes in to wake up the little boy for school she tells him the house is full of animals. Where can they all have come from?

Newcomers to this book will soon get the hang of the repetitive story and will enjoy naming and counting the different animals as they appear. This is a fun book with a serious message. it takes an ideal introduction to green issues for the youngest readers and could act as a starting point for many interesting discussions. That aside, and on a lighter note, show me the child who does not enjoy joining in and shouting out the refrain ‘Oi! Get off our train'! (Ages 4 and over) --Alison Jardine


"The illustrations are rich in atmosphere and convey both meaning and feeling with great power" (Early Years Educator)

"A modern classic" (Children's Educational)

"A modern Noah's ark story for youngsters who enjoy a good repetitive tale with a strong "green message"" (Books for your Children)

"[Burningham] is one of the best in the business" (Financial Times)

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