Book of the Week: Little Tug

August 26, 2013

Little Tug by Stephen Savage

Images and text by Carter.

I read a lot of books. And when they are thirty-two pages, you can get through a bunch in one sitting. Old books, new books, sad books, funny books, some that sparkle, and some that are duds. Don’t you? I think it’s important to be a reader who can say ‘eh’ to something that doesn’t quite tickle your fancy. These little books are art after all, and your Van Gogh may be another person’s spilled scribble.

But this one. This one! Little Tug is an underdog story of the nautical type — but it’s a starry night and an enchanting iris to me. This teensy tug may look like scrappiest thing in the sea, but he’s got a huge job. He doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but all of the boats need him. He’s small, but he’s important. Those little readers on your laps might see themselves in that little guy. You might see their sleepy-headed nights in him, too! The ending is a sweet surprise, and the whole story is wrapped up in stunning art and gorgeous tones of a day slipping away.

Little Tug by Stephen Savage

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jolene August 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

We just got this book from the library last week! My 3 year old loves it. She already reads it out loud to us (from memory):)


2 Carter Higgins August 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm

How adorable! Bet there’s a sweet hug at the end, right?


3 Mary J January 3, 2014 at 8:00 am

I got this book for my niece, and she has read it so many times she can “read” it back to us, the girl has got it memorized, great little story.


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