Busy, Busy Thomas Review (Random House)

What It Is

Thomas the Tank Engine is on the go, and kids can follow along with his travels in the book Busy, Busy Thomas. Every place Thomas travels to on the Island of Sodor offers things to discover, and kids can find them by lifting and looking under more than 30 flaps in this board book. From animals and food to cargo and passengers, kids can uncover the many things that keep Thomas so busy. The book includes illustrations by Tommy Stubbs, but no author is listed.

Is It Fun?

This book is a fun way to bring young train enthusiasts into the world of Thomas. As kids lift the flaps, they become actively engaged in the reading process. Even if kids can't really read yet, they can pretend to as they play with the book—something that is fun and engaging because it generally makes kids feel more grown-up.

Who It’s For

Busy, Busy Thomas is for ages birth–3.

What To Be Aware Of

Some of the flaps were difficult for us to see when we opened the book for the first time. Parents might want to open the flaps before reading the book to their child to make it a little easier for kids to see where the flaps are.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Medium Difficulty

  • Busy, Busy Thomas published by Random House
  • Written by: Rev. W. Awdry
  • Illustrated by: Tommy Stubbs
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 0 and up