There were three of these side by side, all very much alike. One was a ‘Firefly,’ brilliant red. The second was a ‘Thunderbolt,’ all yellow and silver. And the third was blue, a dark mysterious blue the colour of some cold secret lake. It had a box-shaped container, just the right size, above its rear wheel. It was called ‘Icebreaker.”

The Queen’s Nose
Dick King-Smith

Book cover of The Queen's Nose by Dick King-Smith