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Lovely Christmas story, especially for train fans!
on 28 December 2016
Bought this book for my 3 yr old son who is obsessed with trains as a way of getting him into the Christmas spirit and with a view to watching the film. I hadn't previously read the book or watched the film myself so was unfamiliar with the story. Whilst the plot and moral of the story is lovely, it is a strange book to read in that it doesn't seem to flow and the sentences are quite stilted. We read a lot of books at home and this was a definite contrast to others we have read. The text didn't capture my little ones interest in the same way other books do (he often ends up knowing them off by heart!), however, the fact it had trains in it made it a winner! I'm sure we will read this year after year and I very pleased with the cheap purchase price.