Loren Long has putt puff puttedy chuffed his way all over the bestseller lists with such titles asOtis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas,Drummer Boy, Toy Boat by Randall de Seve, and Mr. Peabodys Apples by Madonna. Hes also had the opportunity to modernize the classicThe Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper and had the distinct honor of illustratingOf Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama.
A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Loren lives in Ohio with his wife, Tracy, and their two sons.
The story of a train filled with toys and gifts for little boys and girls that breaks down before reaching the children. After asking several passing trains for help over the hill, a little blue train agrees to help the stranded toys. Even though she is small, the blue train tries her best to bring the toys to the children on the other side of the hill.