Delmar the Dinky

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Pub Date 26 Apr 2021 | Archive Date 19 Feb 2022

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Description

In a railroad yard, way down the tracks, chugs a little trolley called a dinky...about to have a BIG adventure.

Delmar the Dinky spends his days pushing freight cars around the rail yard but wants more than anything to take passengers to the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. The big trains doubt that Delmar has what it takes to help the stranded passengers get to the fair on time.

Can Delmar prove them wrong? He may be little, but Delmar can do something the big trains can't do!

Grab your copy today and inspire your little ones and let them know that, just like Delmar, they can do anything they put their minds to.

Perfect for fans of Thomas the Train and The Little Engine That Could.

In a railroad yard, way down the tracks, chugs a little trolley called a dinky...about to have a BIG adventure.

Delmar the Dinky spends his days pushing freight cars around the rail yard but wants...


Advance Praise

Amazon reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for kids who love trains :)

Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2021

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The beautiful bright illustrations jump off the page in this story, which includes everything from explaining what a Dinky does to the fun sounds that I'm sure kids will have fun reading along with. It's nice to read a little bit of St. Louis history in the front cover. I think it could be fun for families to dive a little deeper with a fun follow-up video or craft. If you're asking my opinion, yes, I'd recommend.

Amazon reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for kids who love trains :)

Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2021

Verified Purchase

The beautiful bright illustrations jump off the page in...


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ISBN 9781735996004
PRICE $2.99 (USD)

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A great book, both content wise and visually. The illustrations were fun and bright. Was fun to read aloud with my young readers who love trains.

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I love the explanation texts at the beginning of the digital copy of the book. You never know when it's a kids first time reading on a kindle, so explaining how to turn pages and enlarge text in a simple and effective manner is genius. They also take the time to explain what a dinky is, and include real life pictures of them. It's obviously important to know as the subject of the book is a dinky, but I appreciate the lesson all the same.

This short book teaches kids a few different, yet important, lessons. First: you may be the smallest, or just 'different' from the other kids, but you can do things that they can't. Second, you need to use your voice and take up space. As a kid, I was taught that kids are meant to "be seen and not heard" but this book teaches kids to announce your presence, use your voice, be heard, be seen. I think that's so important as I have some trauma thanks to the outdated sentiment. Third, look before you walk, which can of course be applied to look both ways before you cross the street.

The illustration is just cute, and I think this is a great beginner book for kids everywhere.

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This is a very cute book about a dinky (that resembles a tram). Poor Delmar is pushed to the back of the line by the other, bigger train cars. But he can do something others can't!

He rushes about and completes all the tasks he is supposed to. Delmar is so proud of himself as he should be!

I read it with my nearly 5-year-old and both of us enjoyed the story and the colourful illustrations.

Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.

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4 Stars

Delmar the Dinky is a cute story of a Dinky (a sort-of tram that runs on rail lines). Luckily, the book has the picture of a real Dinky on the first page, and that helped a lot.
Delmar wants to take the passengers to the World Fair (in 1904) but is stuck behind the longer trains. However, being small has its advantages. Delmar switches tracks and takes people to their destination. Delmar is happy to be successful when the bigger trams fail, and so are we. He’s a sweet little thing, after all. 
The illustrations are lovely and bright. The colors create a happy scene for kids, and you can expect them to ask for a Dinky ride or a train ride after reading the book.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and BooksGoSocial and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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This book helps build kids' self-esteem and self-confidence. It teaches them to understand that their size doesn’t matter to have faith in themselves and what they can do no matter how difficult it may look.

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Cute book. I like the drawings. It reminds me of Thomas the Train or The Little Engine That Could. Delmar is on the search for being the best trolley of all, and he meets his dream when the Conductor picks him.

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A nice little book with plenty of colour and a cute character. I think young audiences would enjoy sharing this with an older reader.

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This was such a cute little story. I gave a 2 year old son and he absolutely loved the artwork and bright colors. Definitely recommend for small children.

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