|This article is about the British book. You may be looking for the German book.|
Thomas, James and the Red Balloon is a book illustrated using photographs from the television series.
The engines are jealous of a hot air balloon because it is taking passengers on tours of the Island. When it crashes on top of James, he blows it back up again, by accident.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Douglas (not seen)
- Henry (cameo)
- Gordon (cameo)
- Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
- Bertie (cameo)
- Nancy (cameo)
- Cyril the Fogman (cameo)
- Toad (faceless; cameo)
- This book is based on the sixth season episode, James and the Red Balloon.
- A faceless Toad model can be seen in the fifth picture.
- The 2006 cover of this book uses a picture from the sixth season episode, Thomas, Percy and the Squeak, a picture from that episode and Middle Engine are also seen in the book.