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Little Red Tractor Books

for younger children 2-6 years

I wrote ten stories for the original Little Red Tractor series and had them illustrated in Colin Reeder's soft watercolour style. Four of those stories were published by Scholastic as 'Little Hippo' books in 1999. Incredibly, there is still a ready market for them, so in 2012/13 I made all the titles available in Kindle and other ebook formats. Then,  following the rapid advance in print on demand, republished them as picture books with Amazon.

A White Christmas on Gosling Farm

A heavy snowstorm takes everyone by surprise on and around Gosling Farm. Stan tends to all his livestock before setting off in Little Red Tractor to answer a call from Mrs Turvey. Little Red Tractor bravely struggles through snow drifts as they check on all their neighbours. With all the extra work, Stan forgets to do his Christmas shopping, but grateful friends rally round to make sure he has all he could wish for on Christmas day.   ISBN: 978-1502377494 ASIN: B00GWQLGHC ALL THE FOLLOWING @ £4.99 each from Amazon.co.uk

The Day of Molehills and Windmills 

It is a foggy morning and Stan and Little Red Tractor drive to Five Oaks Field to mend a fence. When the fog clears, Stan is amazed to find that the field is covered in molehills. He doesn't mind, he likes moles and Patch likes digging up molehills, but Mrs Turvey who lives in Blackthorn Cottage, does not want them in her garden. It is time to ask Maurice the Moleman to weave some of his magic! ISBN: 978-1508491293 ASIN: B00BGDIODK

The Day Stan’s World Turned

Upside Down

The wheat is is ready and Mr Jones from neighbouring Beech Farm arrives with his enormous yellow combine harvester. Stan and Little Red Tractor take all the golden grains back to the barn, where Stan shovels some into sacks to take up to Stumpy's Windmill. They are grinding the wheat grains into flour when they see, Rusty, Stumpy's ginger kitten out on the sails. Stan climbs out through the window and rescues Rusty but then finds that he too is stuck! Stan and Rusty whirl around on the windmill sails before Stumpy manages to get them safely down to the ground. ISBN: 978-1508403654 ASIN: B00BC0JX3M

The Day Hetty went to Wrigglesworth

Hetty the hen, who lays the biggest brownest eggs on Gosling farm is broody and has decided to make her nest in the hay cart. She thinks it has been painted just for her, but it has been decorated especially for Jeremy the shire horse so that he can take a cartload of happy children to the Wrigglesworth Carnival! ISBN: 978-1507524909 ASIN: B00G8FLQDG

The Day Puppy Found His Name

It is autumn and time for the potato harvest. Mr Jones of Beech farm has a gigantic new harvester. Stan helps him get all the potatoes in on Beech Farm. Now it's time to harvest Stan's field, but he has a bad back and it is not until the last potato is harvested that Puppy finds his name and a cure for Stan's aches and pains. ISBN: 978-1512166156 ASIN: B00GKEMSS2

The Ghost of Whistling Bridge

It's a hot day on Gosling Farm. The pigs are basking in the hot sunshine as Stan drives Little Red Tractor down to the river to cool off. But there is hardly any water in the river and it is full of weed. Patch can't swim and Stan's ducks are unhappy. The weed cutters arrive on the scene and convince Stan that their boat can work in the shallow water. As Paul starts cutting, Steve wades under Whistling Bridge to check the weed on the other side, but on the way he meets something grey and ghostly! ISBN: 978-1508448686 ASIN: B00GFLTDLU Although it is Saturday morning, all the jobs still have to done on Gosling Farm. Patch is tired and all she wants to do is sleep, so Stan and Little Red Tractor do all the work without her. But when Mr Jones telephones from Wrigglesworth Cricket Ground, to ask if Stan if Little Red Tracter can cut the grass ready for the match that afternoon, Patch suddenly wakes up. She likes going to Wrigglesworth! Stan and Little Red Tractor get the job done and Stan is invited to stay and enjoy one of Elsie's famous cricket teas. But when cricket starts again, Patch is missing. Stumpy the miller finds her in a storeroom behind the pavilion and everyone is in for a very big surprise! ISBN: 978-1512136807 ASIN: B00BAY7652

The Day Auntie Ellie went for a Swim

Stan, Patch the dog, and Little Red Tractor have had a busy morning hay making. When they stop for a rest, Stan is enjoying some refreshing lemonade, when Patch barks a warning. The lambs are bleating down by the river. Stan and Little Red Tractor drive there at top speed, to find Auntie Ellie, a big woolly sheep, stranded in the middle of the river. ISBN: 978-1511628662 ASIN: B00BGDDKJ8

The Day Dudley was Late

It is wintertime and Gosling Farm is covered in snow. Stan needs more crushed barley to feed his cows, but Stumpy at the windmill can't help until the wind blows. Dudley the postman is late because the roads are very slippery. Stan and Little Red Tractor offer to help deliver the letters,  but Patch must stay behind to guard the farm. A fox is on the prowl! ISBN: 978-1512226645 ASIN: B00GN6QC7U

The Day of the Shipwreck

It's a hot day on Gosling Farm. Little Red Tractor is parked in the sunshine, but Patch is in the shade, waiting for the milking to finish. At last, Stan is ready and as he herds the cows slowly down the lane,  Patch runs ahead to turn them through the gate into their meadow. Then Stan loads milk churns onto Little Red Tractor's trailer and they chug down the lane to meet the milk lorry. It's hot heavy work and Stan sits on one of Little Red Tractor's front wheels for a rest as the milk lorry drives away. He listens to all the familiar country sounds, but Patch alerts him to something new! Someone is shouting for help and it's coming from the river! ISBN: 978-1512002768 ASIN: B00GPIOQP6
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Little Red Tractor

Books for younger children 2-6

years

I wrote ten stories for the original Little Red Tractor series and had them illustrated in Colin Reeder's soft watercolour style. Four of those stories were published by Scholastic as 'Little Hippo' books in 1999. Incredibly, there is still a ready market for them, so in 2012/13 I made all the titles available in Kindle and other ebook formats. Then,  following the rapid advance in print on demand, republished them as picture books with Amazon.

A White Christmas on Gosling

Farm

A heavy snowstorm takes everyone by surprise on and around Gosling Farm. Stan tends to all his livestock before setting off in Little Red Tractor to answer a call from Mrs Turvey. Little Red Tractor bravely struggles through snow drifts as they check on all their neighbours. With all the extra work, Stan forgets to do his Christmas shopping, but grateful friends rally round to make sure he has all he could wish for on Christmas day.  

The Day of Molehills and Windmills 

It is a foggy morning and Stan and Little Red Tractor drive to Five Oaks Field to mend a fence. When the fog clears, Stan is amazed to find that the field is covered in molehills. He doesn't mind, he likes moles and Patch likes digging up molehills, but Mrs Turvey who lives in Blackthorn Cottage, does not want them in her garden. It is time to ask Maurice the Moleman to weave some of his magic!

The Day Stan’s World Turned

Upside Down

The wheat is is ready and Mr Jones from neighbouring Beech Farm arrives with his enormous yellow combine harvester. Stan and Little Red Tractor take all the golden grains back to the barn, where Stan shovels some into sacks to take up to Stumpy's Windmill. They are grinding the wheat grains into flour when they see, Rusty, Stumpy's ginger kitten out on the sails. Stan climbs out through the window and rescues Rusty but then finds that he too is stuck! Stan and Rusty whirl around on the windmill sails before Stumpy manages to get them safely down to the ground.

The Day Hetty went to

Wrigglesworth

Hetty the hen, who lays the biggest brownest eggs on Gosling farm is broody and has decided to make her nest in the hay cart. She thinks it has been painted just for her, but it has been decorated especially for Jeremy the shire horse so that he can take a cartload of happy children to the Wrigglesworth Carnival!   The Day Puppy Found His Name It is autumn and time for the potato harvest. Mr Jones of Beech farm has a gigantic new harvester. Stan helps him get all the potatoes in on Beech Farm. Now it's time to harvest Stan's field, but he has a bad back and it is not until the last potato is harvested that Puppy finds his name and a cure for Stan's aches and pains.

The Ghost of Whistling Bridge

It's a hot day on Gosling Farm. The pigs are basking in the hot sunshine as Stan drives Little Red Tractor down to the river to cool off. But there is hardly any water in the river and it is full of weed. Patch can't swim and Stan's ducks are unhappy. The weed cutters arrive on the scene and convince Stan that their boat can work in the shallow water. As Paul starts cutting, Steve wades under Whistling Bridge to check the weed on the other side, but on the way he meets something grey and ghostly!

The

Day of the Big Surprise

Although it is Saturday morning, all the jobs still have to done on Gosling Farm. Patch is tired and all she wants to do is sleep, so Stan and Little Red Tractor do all the work without her. But when Mr Jones telephones from Wrigglesworth Cricket Ground, to ask if Stan if Little Red Tracter can cut the grass ready for the match that afternoon, Patch suddenly wakes up. She likes going to Wrigglesworth! Stan and Little Red Tractor get the job done and Stan is invited to stay and enjoy one of Elsie's famous cricket teas. But when cricket starts again, Patch is missing. Stumpy the miller finds her in a storeroom behind the pavilion and everyone is in for a very big surprise!  

The

Day Auntie Ellie went for a Swim

Stan, Patch the dog, and Little Red Tractor have had a busy morning hay making. When they stop for a rest, Stan is enjoying some refreshing lemonade, when Patch barks a warning. The lambs are bleating down by the river. Stan and Little Red Tractor drive there at top speed, to find Auntie Ellie, a big woolly sheep, stranded in the middle of the river.  

The

Day

Dudley was Late

It is wintertime and Gosling Farm is covered in snow. Stan needs more crushed barley to feed his cows, but Stumpy at the windmill can't help until the wind blows. Dudley the postman is late because the roads are very slippery. Stan and Little Red Tractor offer to help deliver the letters,  but Patch must stay behind to guard the farm. A fox is on the prowl!

The Day of the Shipwreck

It's a hot day on Gosling Farm. Little Red Tractor is parked in the sunshine, but Patch is in the shade, waiting for the milking to finish. At last, Stan is ready and as he herds the cows slowly down the lane,  Patch runs ahead to turn them through the gate into their meadow. Then Stan loads milk churns onto Little Red Tractor's trailer and they chug down the lane to meet the milk lorry. It's hot heavy work and Stan sits on one of Little Red Tractor's front wheels for a rest as the milk lorry drives away. He listens to all the familiar country sounds, but Patch alerts him to something new! Someone is shouting for help and it's coming from the river!
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