With sturdy artwork and reportorial language, Hirst (Hamish Takes the Train) celebrates a young train enthusiast in a story that foregrounds experiences over engineering. . .Youngest readers will warm to having their special interest recognized in a volume that keys into a kid’s deeply held passion.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A distilled, perfected love of all things locomotive. . .Simple storytelling and even simpler words make this an ideal selection for even the youngest of train enthusiasts. The protagonist’s gender is left wide open for children of all kinds to identify with. Hirst’s screen-printed art is rendered in bright, bold colors of exceeding cheer and good humor. . . Marvelous—poised to make train converts of readers one and all.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)