THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE ANNUAL 1995

 REVIEWED BY CHRIS 

Grandreams, ISBN 1-85830-140-8

Written by Jenny Lewis. Illustrated by David Palmer

EASTER EGG SPECIAL

James feels very pleased to be taking the children on the Easter Egg hunt on Easter Saturday. The hunt takes them all over the island: to the Bluebird café, a farmer’s barn and finally back to the Big Station. After searching all over the station, the eggs are discovered in James’ cab.

THE PICNIC EXPRESS

Thomas is upset when Gordon is chosen to pull the special Picnic Train. Gordon isn’t very pleased either, thinking himself to important to take it. He pulls the train much too fast, and the passengers get very cross. They complain to The Fat Controller that they didn’t have time to take in the scenery. In the end, Thomas, Annie and Clarabel get to take the passengers around the island at a more leisurely pace.

OLIVER’S SPARKLER

Oliver is very puzzled about what’s so special on November 5th. Both his driver and Thomas are very mysterious about it, and Oliver is bursting to know. He soon finds out later that day, when he takes some passengers to a bonfire party.

 

THANK YOU THOMAS AND TOBY

The main roads on Sodor are being repaired, and the Fat Controller has arranged extra services to be pulled by Thomas and Toby until the roads can be used again. Despite their hard work, the engines remain cheerful. The passengers are so grateful that they decide to throw a party for the railway staff in the church hall. This saddens Thomas and Toby as they cannot attend. That night, they discover the passengers have not forgotten them…

1ST PRIZE

Trevor’s driver is preparing to enter him in the 'Best Kept Engine' rally at the Village Agricultural Show, whilst Edward is collected the farmer’s donkeys who will be giving rides to children. When Edward breaks down Trevor ends doing his job instead, but he becomes very dirty and doesn’t win a prize in the rally. He is still able to give rides to the children and the following day, the Vicar presents him with a special rosette…

THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE ANNUAL 1995

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