Thomas Who?

Last week, while perusing the shelves at the library, we discovered Trouble on the Tracks by Lebanon-based author and illustrator, Kathy Mallat. CP #2 adores trains but as many parents know, not all train books are created equal. Yes, we mean you, Thomas.

Trouble on the Tracks is endearing because it illustrates the power of a child’s imagination. In the story, a young conductor takes his readers on an unexpected journey, where Trouble—a black cat with piercing yellow eyes—causes problems for a passenger train. Does the train recover? And will Trouble be back? Little ones will thrill in the discovery.

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