Little Tug by Stephen Savage

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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 Stephen Savage

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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.
 
Published September 3, 2013 by Roaring Brook Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An odd divergence, however, appears with the line “What happens when Little Tug tires out?” The story shifts from fact-based narrative to coy bedtime riff, ending with Little Tug being tucked in with a sail from the tall ship, soothed with the speedboat motor’s lullaby and receiving, from the big...

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An industrious tugboat and a mischievous fish discover that life is full of surprises.

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The New York Times

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A plucky little fish has stolen a dapper little hat from a sleeping big fish.

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Publishers Weekly

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Echoes of Hardie Gramatky’s 1939 Little Toot can be seen in the pages of this tugboat tale by Savage (Where’s Walrus?). But while Gramatky’s tale chronicled a feckless junior tugboat’s relationships w

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Baby/Toddler—This charming story with its simple text and soothing graphic-style artwork makes a graceful transition from picture book to board book

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