The Night Train
Matilda Woods and Penny Neville- Lee
(Little Tiger)– hardback
The yeti is aboard The Night Train. So, too, is Henri. Although his dreamer Jack created him as a footballer, he is a ballet dancer now. Furthermore, tonight he will perform before the Queen! Therefore he is eager to pass up his ticket for Charles’ inspection.
Meanwhile Princess May is looking forward to this dream for she’s escaped the boredom of a rescuing prince, to travel to ‘the Dragon Isles to meet Ruby’s family’.
However, the monster troubles them all, including his dreamer. He says ‘Sometimes it feels like I’ve scared everyone in the world’. Therefore, on this dream journey, he’s carrying balloons, in hope that they will ‘stop Alex being scared’ for ‘Alex loves balloons’.
Although it seems as though these passengers are separate dream creations, when disaster strikes, they must work together. However it seems one or two are reluctant, caring only about the destination. Can they be encouraged to come up with a plan that will enable each dream to come true?
Like The Hat Full of Secrets, this title is one of Little Tiger’s colourfiction series, ideal for newer chapter book readers. What’s more, it is written by the acclaimed Matilda Woods. Then again, this is a quality production, in hardback with beautiful pages and luscious, inviting illustrations from Penny Neville- Lee. Altogether, Bookwagon loves The Night Train. Furthermore, we recommend this title as an ideal selection for less confident readers, seeking a story that satisfies and delights.