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Thomas the Tank Engine’s Hidden Surprises (1999): Is That a Boiler in Your Pocket, or…?

Josie Yee (illus.), Thomas the Tank Engine’s Hidden Surprises (Random House, 1999)

 

photo credit: angusrobertson.com.au

But what I really want to know is, what’s hidden behind that creepy smile…?

A lift-the-flaps book that holds the bean’s attention, in part because the flaps aren’t the center of the page, as they are in most of the books of this type he owns; there are little side flaps and suchlike that provide a refreshing change of pace. Another Thomas book that will go better with kids who are already fans of the series, but for them, it’s worth checking out. ** ½

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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