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William Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes

Written by William Bee

Illustrated by William Bee

Key Stage 1

LoveReading View on William Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes

One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | If you love vehicles, then this is the book for you! William Bee shows off a multitude of amazing vehicles, starting with the steam engine, then trains, a hovercraft, the vertical-take-off-jump-jet, submarines and finally – of course – the space rocket. Pages are busy with super-bright graphics yet clearly laid out, one vehicle per spread, in a lovely large format. There’s lots to see on each page – the machines of course, but also there are logos, signs, directions to read and fun extras – friendly traffic cones, William’s dog, even a little rabbit. Useful lines of text accompany each illustration. ~ Andrea Reece

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William Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes Synopsis

William Bee is back and this time he's showing us his amazing collection of trains, boats, planes and more. There's his harrier jump jet, which can take off vertically, his World War I fighter plane that can perform amazing stunts, the steam locomotive (peep peep!), the mini submarine, his speedboat (occasionally stolen by Sparky the Dog), and even his space rocket! Blast off! The cone family are helping, or is that hindering?, with the transport, as is Sparky. Perfect for every child fascinated by amazing vehicles that can fly, float, dive underwater, travel on tracks and blast off into outer space! Vroom Vroom! Peep Peep! We have blast off!

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, William Bee's Wonderful World of Trucks. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Emma and Jack, age 5 Radford - 'As soon as we opened it, we could see it was going to be a beautiful book, and great fun too.'
  • Edith Andrews, age 4 - 'Truly wonderful illustrations with something new and exciting on every page.'
  • Huxley Glen, age 6 - 'A very colourful book full of fantastic pictures on every page. You can learn lots of facts about all of the characters favourite trucks. A great book from start to finish.'
  • Olivia Townsend, age 5 - 'This looks like a beautiful collector’s book which we will keep and refer to for school projects and fact finding.'
  • Daniel Smith, age 5 - 'Spend some time with William Bee and his amazing collection of super trucks - big detailed pictures, lots of fantastic facts and some very funny helpers.'
  • Will Davies, age 4 - 'Bright, colourful, gorgeous illustration and packed with lots of very interesting information about trucks.'
  • The Ward Family - 'Humorous touches, alliteration and technical details; more challenging words are introduced for those looking for a more advanced read.  This book’s a hit with everyone!' 

Book Information

ISBN: 9781843653448
Publication date: 7th September 2017
Author: William Bee
Illustrator: William Bee
Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Pavilion Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Transport

About William Bee

William Bee is an artist and commercial designer who has worked for renowned fashion houses including Issay Miyake and Paul Smith.  He was born in London, but now lives in the English countryside. As well as writing children's books, he races a vintage sports car, is an international skier, and when at home tends his lawns and meadow. William Bee loves Saturdays, the colour green, tabby cats, the Queen, Rolls Royces, fruit scones, David Niven, staying at home...

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