The three year old I watch loves Thomas the Train. I've tried reading this one on two different occasions though and he's just not into the story. Which is not to say that he won't ever love it he's just too young to enjoy it at this time. It's one of the "older" stories so the text is smaller and the images are not from the more recent TV adaptation of the series. The best part about this book was the faces on the various trains which we tried in vain to replicate on our own faces. It's so funny watching the little guy try to scrunch up his face so that he looks "cross" it usually comes out as the "say cheese" smiley face.