Bookbug Book of the Month: Green Light for the Little Red Train

Green Light for the Little Red Train by Benedict Blathwayt
Category: Bookbug

Written and Illustrated by Benedict Blathwayt.

Red Fox- 9780099265023

When Duffy the driver is told to keep on going until the lights change, that's exactly what he does - so he doesn't even notice that he's driven Little Red Train right under the channel to France! 

This is a gloriously detailed book that will be a joy to return to again and again. 

With a minimal text and bright, busy pages, Ben Blathwayt's picture books have enormous appeal for young children.

Find out more about Benedict Blathwayt on the Random House website.


"This is a charming story of Duffy the Train Driver who is told to keep going until the lights change. He keeps to his word and ends up travelling through the Channel Tunnel to France and beyond! The illustrations are wonderful and engage young children throughout the book in identifying the animals, places and activities that the Little Red Train travels past. I love the text in the book which includes all sorts of train noises which children love to out loud. My own children loved this book when they were younger and now my young niece and nephew love it too!"

Ros McGlynn, Early Years Outreach Co-ordinator.



We have 5 copies of Green Light for the Little Red Train to give away. Answer this question to be in with a chance of winning:

What is the name of the driver?

a) Paddy

b) Duffy

c) Tommy

Send your answer and address to This competition closes on Friday 31 October 2014.