Faster, Faster, Little Red Train
Written by Benedict Blathwayt
Suitable for: 5-7 years (Key stage 1)
Sponsored by: The Hedley Foundation
Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2
Once again the popular Little Red Train saves the day when the Express breaks down and angry passengers need to get to Pebblecombe.
Listen to an audio clip
Start from bottom edge of the picture and first find the four grey metal wheels. Can you count them? Stretching above the wheels is a slim horizontal line. At each end of this, to the far left and right, are the small rounded shapes of the black buffers. These act like big metal cushions, should the train run either backwards or forwards into anything by mistake.
Above the back wheel on the left is the back of the train. Inside here is the coal box. Trace up to feel its shape. Can you trace the slim raised outline of a rectangle, this is a decoration and it's coloured yellow. On a real steam train it would shiny brass.
- A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
- Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
- An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.
Touch to see image list
Little Red Train
Helter Skelter, Carousel Horse, Bunting
Fishing Boat and Seagull