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Timmy & Tammy's Train of Thought

Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Heath McPherson

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 1-59702-008-7, 8 x 11

"I think Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought has replaced Thomas the Train in our house!"
- BabyLuxe

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.

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.

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More praise for Timmy & Tammy's Train of Thought

"If you have a son who's hooked on Thomas the Train and have enough toys to fill up the Island of Sodor, here's a fun book to pique his interest in something else. Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought...is a colorful tale that follows siblings Timmy and Tammy as they discover different trains, street cars, cable cars, monorails and more all in one day. The illustrations are bright and colorful, and the ending is quite a surprise. It's a perfect story for bedtime that you won't mind reading over and over…and over again."
- Momfinds

"the perfect book for the train lover in your home. Train of Thought combines this childhood fascination with a wonderful and imaginative storyline. I was immediately drawn in by the colorful and detailed illustrations. It didn't take long to get caught up in the story as Timmy and his sister Tammy take their own magical journey after boarding a small-scale engine. Throughout the ride the story introduces a myriad of trains, colors, and sounds to even the youngest of readers, and the final surprise destination makes this a perfect story for train-lovers of all ages. I can't wait to read it to mine tomorrow!"
- The Boutique Cafe

Yellow Train Engine "Timmy & Tammy's Train Of Thought is a great one for the kids. Every child can identify with this one. This story is about Timmy and Tammy dreaming about trains, playing with trains, and wanting to ride a train. Much to their surprise, their parents have a surprise trip planned for them, a train ride. We all can identify with pretending to be a train engineer or something else that we wanted to be as a kid. It's a fun read and a must have for all dreamers."
- The Opinionated Parent

"Timmy and Tammy was a perfect fit for us! It is about a sibling set that love to read about trains and play with trains. One day their mother and father decide that it is time for them to ride a real train and so off they go on their own train ride adventure. The illustrations by Health McPherson make me think of I Dream of Jeannie. They are fun, whimsical, cartoonish, 1950's-ish and did I say fun? (Oh, I see that I did!) Great book and we've reread it multiple times."
- Reading to Know

"Thomas the Train Engine, has definitely sparked a renaissance in the world of trains. If your children love to watch it, or are otherwise interested in trains they'll definitely get a kick out of this book. They get to see all sorts of trains, and it will spark their imaginations as they become the engineer guiding the train through all sorts of different landscapes. If you ever find yourself traveling by train (and while it's expensive), I definitely recommend getting this book to show all the different things trains see and do."
- Super Cool Baby


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Timmy & Tammy's Train of Thought "The details in the drawings are incredible and tell a rich story in themselves…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."
- Model Railroad News

"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

"Delicious artwork and a great book for any child who likes trains." - Three Men in a Tub

"Here's an item from my list of 1Things I Can't Wait to Get My Hands On': Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought...it was Heath McPherson's beautiful illustrations that sold me. Have a look at a few more, but be warned: you'll be hooked as well."
- Drawn!

"Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought has that Little Golden Books feel to it. This book should be a hit with all the kids."
- Sandbox World

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Leveled Reading

Lexile Level: 710L
Lexile Code: AD "adult directed"
Fountas & Pinnel (F&P GRL): J
GLE (Grade Level): 1
Interest Level: K-3
Reading Recovery Level (RRL): 17