Kids love this dynamic journey that features a rainbow of model trains. Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine will find this their new favorite storybook.
Choo Choo! All aboard with this joyful celebration of the railroad! Timmy and his sister Tammy love toy 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.
From park rides, cable cars, streetcars, subways, subways to Amtrak and freight trains, Timmy and Tammy see new colors and hear fresh sounds. Traveling through the countryside and city, the kids cross tunnels, bridges, and highways and revel in a dazzling daydream.
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.
Kids love the sensation of traveling through the countryside, city, tunnels, bridges, and highways. Parents identify with the family’s adventure and many say this has become their children’s favorite evening storytime. Teachers and librarians like how the book reflects a diverse society and is an evergreen crowd pleaser.
“I think Timmy and Tammy’s Train of Thought has replaced Thomas the Train in our house!”
“the perfect book for the train lover in your home. Train of Thought combines this childhood fascination with a wonderful and imaginative storyline. I received an advance copy of Train of Thought and 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
“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’s Train of Thought has that Little Golden Books feel to it. This book should be a hit with all the kids.” - Sandbox World
“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
“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 'Things 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!
“In the book, we follow the story of two siblings, Timmy and Tammy. They both love trains, playing with them in the living room, and watching them on the television. One day their parents have the bright idea to take them on a trip on a train. Their trip, really a trip to the train museum, carries them across all sorts of landscapes and cityscapes in all kinds of different trains. They ride in little mini trains, coal powered freight trains, street cars, subways, high-speed passenger trains, and so on. 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
“If you have a son who’s hooked on Thomas [the Tank Engine] and have enough toys to fill up the Island of Sodor, here’s a fun book to pique his interest in something else...It’s a perfect story for bedtime that you won’t mind reading over and over and over again.” - Momfinds.com
"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 & 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 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 & 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
"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