Little Tug (Hardcover)

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By Stephen Savage, Steven Savage (Illustrator)
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Staff Reviews

Little Tug knows what to do when the sailing ship, the speed boat, and the ocean liner need him. Simple outline drawings with dramatic backgrounds (2-5).


— From Transportation

Winter 2012 Kids Next List

“Little Tug joins the ranks of beloved vehicular characters like Thomas the Tank Engine, the Little Engine That Could, and Otis the Tractor. Savage follows up Where's Walrus with a certain classic. Little Tug may not be the biggest, the fastest, or the tallest, but when other boats need assistance, Little Tug is there to help. Savage's bold shapes and limited palette are reminiscent of art deco travel posters, and each illustration is worthy of hanging on a child's wall. Now, can Little Tug please have his own series?”
— Marika McCoola, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA


Little Tug may not be very tall or very fast, but when the big ships in the harbor need help, they know they can count on him to be there with a push, a pull, and a ride to safety. But what happens when Little Tug gets tired?

This simple, endearing book with a charming retro feel and an emotional punch is the first book for Roaring Brook Press by the acclaimed author of Polar Bear Night (New York Times Best Illustrated book) and Where's Walrus?

About the Author

Stephen Savage is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book Polar Bear Night, also named a New York Times Best Illustrated children's book. He is also the creator of Where's Walrus?, which was the recipient of three starred reviews. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

Praise For…

“Readers who love ships can expect smooth sailing.”--Publishers Weekly

"...will appeal to boat-loving toddlers. "--Kirkus Reviews 

“Petite but powerful, the small red tug feels a sense of accomplishment during the day but still enjoys being pampered at bedtime. Large type, simple sentences, and repetition offer a pleasing story line and showcase the appealing illustrations.”– School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596436480
ISBN-10: 1596436484
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English

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