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Chuggington: Traintastic Crew

publication date: Jun 10, 2011
author/source: Alex Bell

Chugginton TraintasticSix new ten-minute episodes of Chuggington are contained within the Traintastic Crew DVD. Toby (now aged six) had an enduring passion for Thomas the Tank Engine from two years old until starting school making Chuggington, CBeebies slick rival to the long-running Thomas franchise a less popular but none the less familiar option in our household.

Chuggington, shown on CBeebies, is a well made, colourful, action packed series with ten minute episodes. Toby now considers himself too old for Chuggington but sat down and watched it happily with Pippa, "This is perfect for little train fans," said Toby 'I think it's for two, three and four year olds and they would like it as much as Thomas."

Pippa's concentration was lacking, "I wish it was pink," was the most I could get her to say about the Traintastic episodes. Rightly or wrongly said that this was a DVD for boys but perhaps the Thomas the Tank engine favouritism had stretched to her too as she happily reads and watches Thomas and friends.

Train fans will enjoy one hour of fun from this DVD featuring  the adventures of Koko, Wilson and Brewster. The episodes are: Late Again Eddie, Inspector Emery, Outward Bound Olwin, Old Puffer Pete's Big Show, Famous Emery and Hodge's Secret.

Toby gave this a high 4 out of 5 for pre-school train fans.

PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥