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Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thoughtby Oliver Chin
Synopses & Reviews
and#147;I think Timmy and Tammyand#8217;s Train of Thought has replaced Thomas the Train in our house!and#8221; - BabyLuxe
and#147;If you have a son whoand#8217;s hooked on Thomas [the Tank Engine] and have enough toys to fill up the Island of Sodor, hereand#8217;s a fun book to pique his interest in something else...Itand#8217;s a perfect story for bedtime that you wonand#8217;t mind reading over and overand#133;and over again.and#8221; and#151; Momfinds.com
"The details in the drawings are incredible and tell a rich story in themselvesand#133;The book is geared for audiences aged four to eight, so the words are few and the pictures are grandiose. It's sure to be a favorite for young readers and parents and grandparents alike, and if I've learned anything about favorite picture books, it will be requested so much even the kids will have it memorized almost word for word in no time...Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought is a new favorite for me. In fact, I have several little boys and girls for whom I'm planning on purchasing a copy and I'm very picky when it comes to buying books for young readers. I can't think of a higher compliment to pay to Oliver and Heath.and#8221; - Model Railroad News
All aboard with this joyful celebration of the railroad! Timmy and his sister Tammy love trains, so their parents treat them to the ride of their lives. Sitting on the smallest scale engine, the children begin a magical journey that transports them onto ever-larger locomotives and brings their ultimate fantasy to life.
From streetcars and subways to bullet and freight trains, Timmy and Tammy see new colors and hear fresh sounds. Traveling through the countryside and city, the kids cross tunnels, bridges, and highways and revel in a dazzling daydream.
Marvelously detailed illustrations will rivet readers by conveying the rhythm and energy of a seamless experience. Wonderfully engaging for repeat reading, this tale is ideal for introducing trains, colors, and sounds to young readers. Plus, the surprising final destination makes this a perfect bedtime story and gift for train-lovers of all ages.
"the future of our great hobby may be hidden in the pages of books like this...The book is extremely well illustrated, with interesting and detailed scenes that will capture the attention of both child and parent alike...This is the type of children's book that any parent or grandparent will be happy to share with a youngster. The future of our hobby is with the young; children's books like this will only help the cause. It clearly shows the romance of rails everywhere." - Canadian Railway Modeller magazine
"The illustrations are one of the strengths of this book, as they are colourful, with quite a lot of detail and depict extremely expressive happy children throughout...Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought is a fun and entertaining story that could make a welcome Christmas present for the young enthusiast, as wells as attracting pre-schoolers who have a passing interest in trains." - Australian Model Railway Magazine
The new American train tale for fans of Thomas the Tank Engine.
and#147;Heath McPhersonand#8217;s work has the vitality and whimsy of the classic illustrations of the golden age of childrenand#8217;s books.and#8221; and#150; Tom Bancroft, former Disney Supervising Animator
and#147;Heathand#8217;s work as such energy and creativity! It is a pleasure for the eye and the mind to be entertained by his artwork. I always look forward to see what he comes up with next.and#8221; and#150; John Ramirez, Storyboard Artist for Disney Studioand#8217;s Hercules, Tarzan, and Pixarand#8217;s Toy Story 2
and#147;An instant classic for every train fanatic.and#8221; and#150; Jeremiah Alcorn, Illustrator of The Year of the Dog
All aboard this joyful celebration of the railroad!
Timmy and his sister Tammy love trains. One day, their parents decide to treat them to the ride of their lives. At an amusement park, the children sit on a small-scale train and soon begin a very magical journey that transports them to ever-larger locomotives and their exciting adventure!
Marvelously detailed illustrations will rivet readers by conveying the rhythm and energy of a seamless experience. Wonderfully engaging for repeat reading, this tale is ideal for introducing trains, colors, and sounds to young readers.The surprising final destination makes this a perfect bedtime story and gift for train-lovers of all ages!
About the Author
Oliver Chin is the author of The Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, Welcome to Monster Isle, Baltazar and the Flying Pirates, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammyand#8217;s Train of Thought, and The Adventures of WonderBaby. His family lives in San Francisco, California.
Heath McPherson is a commercial animator who has illustrated for Dreamworks and Disney. A real train-lover, he and his wife reside near Birmingham, Alabama.
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