With train fans as nephews I’ve spent more than my fair share of time in the company of Thomas the Tank Engine. Any new train picture book I read inevitably in my head gets compared to the canon of Thomas. Whoosh and Chug stands up to these lofty heights admirably. It has similar themes of disaster fixed by a sensible train, although thankfully there is no use of the phrase “Really useful engine”.
In a nutshell, we have a fast and risk-seeking train, Whoosh, who ignores a red light and finds himself on the cusp of disaster. Luckily his fearless and risk-averse friend, Chug, saves the day. Some good classic train-filled fun. Train-lovers will ask for this one over and over.
Check out Whoosh and Chug at Auckland Libraries.
Or buy Whoosh and Chug from Fisphond.