LITTLE RED ENGINE BOOK REVIEWS
GNER Livewire Magazine Feb/Mar 2000
"... The Story of the Little Red Engine
is set in an idyllic, rural utopia where animals talk and villages all
have daft names. I can't think of a better antidote to all those dinosaurs
and Star Wars shenanigans."
selected for young readers for a train
journey along the east coast
The Spectator 11/12/1999
"... the illustrations are wonderfully evocative
of the 1940's and 1950's....Much the best is the first of all, The Story
of the Little Red Engine, which reads particularly well aloud."
"....While the Ardizzone steamboat era puffs on triumphantly,
the steam train of Diana Ross's Little Red Engine books runs slowly
down its one-track line and heads for the buffers.... Many grandparents,
however, will regard these brisk exercises in chuffalong Fifties mode irresistible,
and it is largely grandparents who dictate what becomes a classic."