Train-obsessed boys ages 2 to 6 will have a blast with this Thomas & Friends Deluxe Paint Box book featuring 16 watercolor paints and a brush. There are pages to paint featuring Thomas, Percy, Edward, Gordon, James, Toby, and many more on the Island of Sodor.
In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small, blue, wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, the Reverend W. Awdry, made up to accompany this wonderful toy were first published in 1945. He continued to create new adventures and characters until 1972 when he retired from writing. Reverend W Awdry died in 1997 at age 85.