It is written like an old-fashioned children's story book in terms of the style of the drawings, the font of the text, as it was originally written in 1956, but it is still a contemporary story that will have children enthralled with the tale. A great story for grandparents to read as it will make them slightly nostalgic.
When the cleverest scientists and inventors decided to build a rocket, the Little Red Engine was very excited.
It was very busy carrying all the architects, bricklayers, carpenters and painters backwards and forwards to the rocket site each day until the Big Red Rocket was built. At last it was ready, and a crowd gathered to watch the launch of the rocket.
It blasted into the air, carrying the very first space passengers - the frogs, the gamekeeper’s cat and little dog Hurry. When it finally came down, they were some extra passengers on board.
What had happened while the animals were up in space?
About the Author
The work of Diana Ross, one of the most well-loved and influential children's writers in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, is brought alive in this series. Her charming stories are accompanied by the evocative period artwork of Leslie Wood, which made him one of the most celebrated of post-war children's illustrators.
Series: Little Red Engine Ser.
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st June 1999
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.2 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.136