Here is Book #4 of my library challenge!
One restless night, Thomas looks out and sees a shooting star flash by. Determined to see where it went, Thomas sets out into the darkened countryside. The strange nighttime sights and noises add up to a wonderful after-dark adventure for Thomas.
From the Inside FlapOne restless night, Thomas looks out and sees a shooting star flash by. Determined to see where it went, Thomas sets out into the darkened countryside. The strange nighttime sights and noises add up to a wonderful after-dark adventure for Thomas.
- Reading level: Ages 4-8
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (April 23, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0375815236
- ISBN-13: 978-0375815232
One of my grandsons is 4 years old and a perfect age to hear this well written and beautifully illustrated in the picture book, Thomas, and the Shooting Star. The book opens with a 2-page colorful starlit sky and all the engines are fast asleep except for Thomas. All of a sudden Gordon, the big blue engine, wakes up and sees a huge shooting star and decides to play a joke on Thomas. Gordon tells Thomas that if he finds the star, the star will tell him how to fall asleep.
So Thomas goes off in search of the star and along the way, runs into Percy who is delivering the mail. Thomas leaves before Percy can tell him that Gordon is tricking him again. He then sees Harold who tells Thomas that Gordon is being sneaky and that he won't be able to catch up with the star. Thomas gets very sleepy on his way back to the shed where Edward is waiting for him. While talking, Thomas finally falls asleep.
I love this perfect bedtime book, especially the gorgeous illustrations by Tommy Stubbs! Thomas and Thomas' friend Harold have the cutest expressions on their face. The charm of the book and the beautiful, peaceful star-lit sky will most assuredly draw you in! I highly recommend adding the book to your children's library! 5 stars!