Thomas and the Tiger is a mini book.
Thomas is delivering tigers to the new wildlife park and later sees a stripy tail moving in an old works shed. Percy sees two eyes looking at him and he goes to tell Thomas. The next day, his driver and fireman are reading the newspaper and read that tigers escaped the wildlife park. Thomas remembers what he and Percy saw, and tells his driver to look in the old work shed. When they pass, they see the tiger and her cubs! They tell the Fat Controller and call the keeper. The keeper thanks Thomas and names one of the cubs "Thomas".
- An abandoned steam engine can be seen inside an old engine shed.
- In Australia, it was released with an audio tape or CD of the story read by Andrew Sachs.
- A faceless red engine in a photo frame that looks similer to James appeared above Sir Topham Hatt in his office.