Hamish Takes the Train

Daisy Hirst

Ages 3 to 7
08 August 2019
40 pages


A touching tale about friendship and adventure featuring trains, cranes, a bear and a goose – the perfect bedtime story.

Hamish the bear and Noreen the goose lead a very good life in the country. They love to spend long days together, watching the trains whoosh past. But Hamish has always wondered what lies at the other end of the train tracks.

And so begins Hamish's adventure as he journeys to the city to explore new places, makes new friends and even gets himself a job on a building site. But ultimately, Hamish realizes how much he misses his home and his good friend, Noreen.

Hamish Takes the Train is a gorgeous, quirky story from rising star Daisy Hirst, who has been shortlisted for an AOI World Illustration Award and whose first picture book, The Girl With a Parrot on Her Head, was an Honor Book in the prestigious Ezra Jack Keats Awards. Daisy's artwork is expressive and beautifully textured, full of wry humour and real heart.

This richly layered story is perfect for reading out loud or for children who have just learned to read.

A quirky tale about friendship and adventure featuring trains and cranes, a bear called Hamish and a goose called Noreen. It’s also a great book for kids who are just learning to read