Thomas and the Birthday Party is a mini book.
It is Thomas' driver's birthday on Saturday, but Thomas is sent to the yard on Thursday. Thomas begins to worry that he will miss the birthday party! But luckily, the Fat Controller knows about this. He allows Thomas to go to Ffarquhar for the party. When Thomas arrives, he is pleasantly surprised to discover that his driver's cake is a replica of himself!
- The Fat Controller
- Henry (does not speak)
- Gordon (does not speak)
- Clarabel (does not speak)
- James (cameo)
- Annie (cameo)
- In Australia, it was released with an audio tape or CD of the story read by Ron Haddrick.
- James, Gordon and Henry are not featured in the small version of this book.
- James' Wheel splasher lining is yellow and his wheels are also red.
- Toby is missing his side windows.