The perfect introduction to Thomas the Tank Engine! This is a beautifully-illustrated story about Thomas the little blue Tank Engine who worked really hard on The Fat Controller’s railway. Every day he puffed around Sodor shunting trucks and pulling freight. But what he dreamed about was having his very own branch line… Thomas & Friends is a great way to pass on the tradition of Thomas to early readers. Children aged 2 and up will love meeting classic characters such as Percy James Gordon and Toby down on The Fat Controller’s railway. Thomas has been teaching children lessons about life and friendship for over 70 years. He ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage.