Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide


By Mara Bergman, illustrated by Nick Maland

Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep is having trouble falling asleep. He's got most of his stuffed toys, but he can't find Ted. He looks all round his room, but no luck. He then does the only sensible thing: he hops on his model train, travelling far and wide through deserts, jungles and mountains in search of Ted. Reminiscent of WH Auden's “Night Train”, this story-poem trundles along, clickety-clacking and flowing beautifully to the rhythm of trains. It's a book that begs to be read aloud again and again. Children will remember the words, join in, and of course, begin to recognise words themselves. The illustrations are fantastic too and will be pored over for all of the quirky details that reveal what is going on inside Oliver’s head.

Formats available

Picture Book | Paper Back


Fiction | Poetry/Rhyme