Thomas & Friends

Thomas & Friends

Engines & Animals (Thomas & Friends)

By Wilbert Vere Awdry; Josie Yee (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Board Books, 9780375831621, 12pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2005


Each of the six spreads show a different popular engine having fun with a different animal. From Thomas passing the creek where his fish friends live to James encountering a elephant, the Really Useful Engines have lots of animal friends.

About the Author
In 1944, a country vicar, the Reverend W Awdry, wrote the stories he had been telling his two young sons about a group of engines with very recognizable personalities. In 1945, the first book featuring Thomas and the other Really Useful Engines was published, and in the 60 years since, the tales of these friendly engines have become beloved classics around the world.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

Natasha Lynn Rabin [Year of the Dog] has been a marketing consultant [for major motion pictures, zoos and aquariums and cultural organizations, to name a few] as well as an exhibiting artist, but finally listened to the persistent voice in her head prompting her to write children's books. Year of the Cat is the debut title in her new series of Chinese-culture themed books with collaborator, award-winning illustrator, Josie Yee. She has also written a series of forthcoming books entitled, Being Esmerelda. She lives next door to eleven cats with her sweetheart, Kenneth [Year of the Dog] overlooking the Hudson River.