Hamish Takes the Train
(Two Hoots, Aug. 8, 2019)
A funny, touching tale with a classic feel featuring trains, cranes, a bear and a goose – the perfect bedtime story.This richly layered story is perfect for reading out loud or for children who have just learned to read, and will make a lovely gift.Hamish the bear and Noreen the goose lead a very good life in the country. They love to spend long days together, watching the trains whoosh past. But Hamish has always wondered what lies at the other end of the train tracks.And so begins Hamish's adventure as he journeys to the city to explore new places, makes new friends and even gets himself a job on a building site. But ultimately, Hamish realizes how much he misses his home and his good friend, Noreen.Hamish Takes the Train is a gorgeous, quirky story from rising star Daisy Hirst, who has been shortlisted for an AOI World Illustration Award and whose first picture book, The Girl With a Parrot on Her Head, was an Honor Book in the prestigious Ezra Jack Keats Awards. Daisy's artwork is expressive and beautifully textured, full of wry humour and real heart.