Books

Minnow and the Bear

Benedict Blathwayt

Minnow the cave boy lives in the Stone Age and he longs to be big enough to go hunting. When he is swept away by the river, he loves learning to fend for himself. He even finds a friend far from home - a little bear.
Together Minnow and the bear grow big and strong, but winter forces them to make the difficult journey home. Will their new experience be enough to keep them safe?

Well Done, Dougal!

Benedict Blathwayt

Dougal the Digger is working down at the harbour. There's a trench to be dug and he's just the digger for the job! But before long he's needed for a dramatic RESCUE!

Some children have got into trouble with the tide while out fishing. Can Dougal save the day?

Dinosaur Disaster

Benedict Blathwayt

Fin, the dinosaur hero is back! But he's not alone . . . the bullies are still hot on his tail! Luckily, when clever Fin finds the secret entrance to a hidden valley with its own volcanic spring, the bullies are too big to follow. And when the temperature drops and it suddenley starts to snow, the bullies discover they're in real danger . . .

But will Fin leave them out in the cold? Of course not! From safe inside the heated valley, kind-hearted Fin feeds those mean bullies every day until the weather changes. But do they say thank you? No! They chase him all the way home again - but clever Fin outwits them to the very end!
Can readers spot Fin and his friends on the final spread as they hide from those dastardly dinos?!

A heart-warming tale about kindness and standing up to bullies, with a great 'look and find' final spread.

Little Red Train: Busy Day

Benedict Blathwayt

All aboard! The Little Red Train is in for a very busy day. There's post to deliver, rails and sleepers for the new track, a flock of sheep for Hilltop Farm, and lots of passengers for Barnacle Bay!

Keep your eyes peeled on the journey - there's lots of added fun!
Peek inside the Little Red Train's engine and East Sidings station with fun
cut-aways!
Can you spot the landmarks, bridges, tunnels and signals along the way?
Count all the sheep at Hilltop Farm and . . .
use the map to follow the the Little Red Train on his very busy day!

You'll never have a dull journey with the Little Red Train!

Little Red Train's Race to the Finish

Benedict Blathwayt

Another charming tale in The Little Red Train series which will appeal to all little boys and girls obsessed with engines, trains and things that go!

The nasty Swish Train drivers have challenged Duffy and Jack to a race and the winner gets to keep the Little Red Train's very last route! When the flag goes down, the Swish Train speeds straight out of sight, but there's worse to come . . .There's oil on the tracks, sheep on the line and someone has switched the points! Can Jack's quick-thinking save the day?

The Little Red Train: Great Big Train

Benedict Blathwayt

When a lorry driver scoffs at the Little Red Train for looking old and useless, Duffy is quite upset. But the Little Red Train soon proves its worth when terrible traffic, breakdowns and faulty lights stop the lorries being able to deliver. And the Little Red Train doesn't look quite so useless, or little, after all!

Ben Blathwayt's Little Red Train books, with minimal text and big, busy pages full of intricate detail, have enormous appeal for young children.

Little Red Train: Faster, Faster

Benedict Blathwayt

Click, clack, clicketty-clack, whoo . . . ee! Disaster! The fast train to Pebblecombe has broken down. Everyone on the train wants to get to the fair and enjoy a great day out but now they're all stuck on the tracks. It is up to the Little Red Train and Duffy Driver to save the day. So the Little Red Train speeds up and is determined to get all the passengers to the fair on time. As Duffy remarks at the end of the journey, 'You're the Little Red Express now.'

The Little Red Train: Green Light

Benedict Blathwayt

When Duffy the driver is told to keep on going until the lights change, that's exactly what he does - so he doesn't even notice that he's driven Little Red Train right under the channel to France!

This is a gloriously detailed book that will be a joy to return to again and again.

With a minimal text and bright, busy pages, Ben Blathwayt's picture books have enormous appeal for young children.

The Little Red Train: The Runaway Train

Benedict Blathwayt

THE RUNAWAY TRAIN - Chuff-chuff, whoo. . . . oooo! The little red train sets off down the track, and the dosy driver, Duffy, has a hectic day ahead of him - trying to catch up with it!

The Little Red Train: To The Rescue

Benedict Blathwayt

Another charming tale in The Little Red Train series which will appeal to all little boys and girls obsessed with engines, trains and things that go!

There's a big surprise around every bend in the railway track to Birchcombe village - but Duffy Driver, The Little Red Train and all their friends are ready to come to the rescue EVERY time!

Biography

Benedict Blathwayt lives in Somerset. He has written and illustrated fifteen titles for Random House, of which the Little Red Train series and Dinosaur Chase have become extremely popular. His wife is also an artist and he has two grown-up sons.