Sweet machines for kids
A HELPFUL little green tractor called Tilly and a sen-
sible fire engine called Freddie have an adventurous
time in Sally Ormonds book* for young children.
Their adventures run to seven short stories which
find Tilly discovering a stowaway and a convict,
saving a naughty rabbit from harm at harvest time
and a little girl from disappointment at the church
fête. Freddie is a little fire engine, too small to
attend fires but clever enough to rescue a cat, a
school bus and a bigger, but less wise, fire engine.
These are sweet stories for parents to read to their children but a few more illustrations, preferably in colour, are needed to encourage youngsters to pick up this book on their own. TG
*The Adventures of Tilly the Tractor and Freddie the Fire Engine, by Sally Ormond, Minerva Press (£2.99).