PreSchool-K–In a book similar to their Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo (Hyperion, 1999), Lewis and Kirk combine rhythmic text, descriptive language, and colorful pseudo-realistic artwork to depict the adventures of a toy tugboat. From early morning (Cast off!/Anchors aweigh./Aye, aye, Captain./Busy day!) to evening (Day is over. Moon shines bright./Engine rumbles through the night), the hardworking vessel scoots, splashes, pushes, and pulls through a busy day. Youngsters will appreciate the rhyming text and quickly learn the refrain, which changes slightly with each verse. Illustrations in bright primary colors and geometrical shapes match the playful verse. The toylike quality of the boats, cargo, and crew becomes more apparent with each page, so it is no surprise when the bathtub setting is revealed. In the end, a smiling, freshly washed, pajama-clad youngster is taken off to bed, while his still-dripping playthings rest contentedly at tubs edge. The simplicity of both narrative and pictures makes this story a strong choice for children.–Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH
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Kevin Lewis's picture books are known for their boisterous boy appeal and irresistible sounds, which make them perfect for reading aloud. He and Daniel Kirk also collaborated on Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo and My Truck Is Stuck! Kevin lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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WINNER!!!!! My 1 year old and I are great Kevin Lewis fans. I've purchased the entire collection. We now proudly own My Truck is Stuck, Chugga Chugga Choo Choo as well as Tugga... Read morePublished 7 months ago by JB
This is my son's favorite book! We borrowed a copy from the library along with other books and this was the only one he wanted read to him all week. I had to find a copy! Read morePublished 12 months ago by R. Visotcky
Great kids book. Entertaining story, fantastic rhyming, and captivating illustrations. It is one of my son's favorite books, and importantly, I enjoy reading it to him!Published 13 months ago by Georgianna Witt
Super late review, sorry. Purchase as a Christmas present for my son 2-3 years ago. Love the book and read it all the time. Great read for little ones.Published 17 months ago by topcat
My 2 year old is fascinated by this book! Again, Kevin Lewis brings us a vivid book that is wonderfully written. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Katherine J Gray
I bought this as a gift because my kids love the copy they have. It's a fun read for kids 4 and under.Published 22 months ago by Kara L. Kuntz
This is a great book for kids. Cute rhyming story that keeps the kids interest. We also bought his other book Chugga Chugga Choo Choo.Published 23 months ago by Erin Earles
My 2.5 year old adores this book. We originally borrowed it from the library but he liked it so much that I decided to buy the book. Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by Amber