Talking of the basic celebrations linked to the release including the Centenary of the Rev. W. Awdry, Licensing spoke to David Riley from the Egmont Publishing Group.
66 years after Thomas' first appearance in print, the cheeky little engine still has widespread appeal with readers of all ages.
Likewise, the Rev Awdry's original stories retain their timeless appeal, and Egmont is proud to be part of the centenary celebrations.
The company then proceeded to talk with the Senior Director of Global Publishing of Hit Entertainment, Katie Price.
Hit is delighted that Egmont is continuing to add to the Railway Series by publishing Christopher Awdry's celebratory new book. It is a wonderful way to mark the Rev W Awdry's centenary.
Thomas and His Friends (No. 42) is now available in UK shops nationwide.