Little Toot

Little Toot

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by Hardie Gramatky
     
 

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Now in print for more than sixty years, this classic story of "the cutest, silliest tugboat you ever saw" continues to delight children around the world. This 7 x 8 edition features original watercolor illustrations done by the late Hardie Gramatky.

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Now in print for more than sixty years, this classic story of "the cutest, silliest tugboat you ever saw" continues to delight children around the world. This 7 x 8 edition features original watercolor illustrations done by the late Hardie Gramatky.

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Barnes & Nobe Staff
Little Toot is a sturdy little tugboat who loves to chug on the river, puffing out silly little smoke clouds as he goes. Little Toot is happy except for one thing: afraid of the ocean he hates to work. The other tugs complain that Little Toot only gets in the way and calls him a sissy. One stormy day, Little Toot's smoke clouds help out in a courageous rescue, and he becomes a hero. First published in 1939, Little Toot still captivates young readers.
From the Publisher
Praise for Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky:

"I am delighted to know that this classic piece of Americana, Little Toot, will be enjoyed by readers of all ages for many years to come."—Eric Carle

"How delightful to revisit the seaworthy world of brave Little Toot—that little tugboat who proves his courage and earns his manhood riding atop Gramatky's superb, water, wild waves. This book has a sweet innocence and joy that now seems thoroughly lost."—Maurice Sendak

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399247132
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/06/2007
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
251,885
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
AD710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky:

"I am delighted to know that this classic piece of Americana, Little Toot, will be enjoyed by readers of all ages for many years to come."—Eric Carle

"How delightful to revisit the seaworthy world of brave Little Toot—that little tugboat who proves his courage and earns his manhood riding atop Gramatky's superb, water, wild waves. This book has a sweet innocence and joy that now seems thoroughly lost."—Maurice Sendak

Meet the Author

Hardie Gramatky (1907) was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in California. He worked as an animator for Walt Disney for several years, and in addition to the many children's books he later wrote and illustrated, he was also a nationally known watercolor artist.

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Little Toot 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've just seen the new, restored edition of Little Toot, and it is beautiful! The restored colors of the original classic are wonderful to see, and the story of a little tugboat who manages to accomplish great things resonates, as always. The writing is not 'dumbed down' for children, and is a pleasure for adults to read aloud. My five-year-old loves this story. What a joy to see the book as it was meant to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Little Toot has been one of my family's favorites throughout the generations. When I was a little boy, my mother read it to me and now I read it to my sons. A classic story of gaining courage through heroic actions is a timeless theme. It encourages children to believe in themselves and to never give up. A clear five-star book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has been in my family for more than 30 years, since my children were little. Now the same person who gave it to them then has given the brand new edition to my 3 year old grandchildren and they love it just as much. When I visit them 'Little Toot' is always the only book we read at bedtime. It's delightful as it is tender, precious and everlasting. Thank you for brightening the memories!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Little Toot is a delight and treasure. The story is one for the heart, but the book would be worth owning for the illustrations alone. I bought 4 copies so I could give them to friends with children and grandchildren. One friend has already reported back that's it's the one her grandchildren request every time they visit. Even my husband asked me to read it to him over and over! Highly recommended.