Review: Convertible Train (mileskelley.net)

This is a truly genius idea, a book that you can literally climb into! 


It’s a short story book written by Amy Johnson about a train journey, with eye catching illustrations by Simon Abbott. But, it’s not your ‘run of the mill’ train book! Not only does it open out to be a play mat for train/car toys but it can be (easily) built into a cardboard train that your child can sit in and pretend to drive!

Stars (what I liked about it) 

  • It encourages reading and makes reading more accessible to active children. If your child has lots of energy and isn’t the type to sit still long enough to read a book- this may help! As they are involved in play whilst reading. 
  • It helps develop imagitive play.
  • It’s versitile, you have 3 toys in one- a book, play mat and ‘ride in’ train. 
  • Unlike many other child sized trains/vehicles…this one folds away, so after a day of play- you can easily tidy it away for the next time. 

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