Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Mr. Tuggle's Troubleby LeeAnn Blankenship, Karen Dugan
Poor Mr. Tuggle is having a bad week. It all begins on Monday when he can't find his hat. It would have come in handy when that pigeon flew over his head. The missing hat is just the beginning, however. Each morning begins with a promise of a new day, and each day brings more trouble to Mr. Tuggle. This comic tale by LeeAnn Blankenship features an endearing,
Poor Mr. Tuggle is having a bad week. It all begins on Monday when he can't find his hat. It would have come in handy when that pigeon flew over his head. The missing hat is just the beginning, however. Each morning begins with a promise of a new day, and each day brings more trouble to Mr. Tuggle. This comic tale by LeeAnn Blankenship features an endearing, Chaplinesque character brought to life with madcap illustrations by Karen Dugan.
Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
- Highlights Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.84(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.36(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
LeeAnn Blankenship has been employed as a licensed social worker in children's services, foster care, and adoption, and she was also a teacher. This is her first children's book. She lives in Kent, Ohio, with her husband, Barry, a retired fire chief.
Karen Dugan is the illustrator of several books for children, including If I Had a Snowplow by Jean L.S. Patrick and Tea Party Today: Poems to Sip and Savor by Eileen Spinelli. She lives in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
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Mr. Tuggle¿s Troubles is a charming cautionary tale filled with whimsy and the gentle lesson that there is a place for everything and everything has a place. This bright tale is told with humor and warmth and suitable for all ages ¿ including adults.
All of us have difficulties from time to time, but Mr. Tuggle is having an especially troublesome week. It began on a Monday, a beautiful spring day, but not for Mr. Tuggle because he cannot find his hat. Dismissing the idea of even needing a hat, he went off to work. There was more to come - as he sat outside eating his lunch a pigeon dropped a souvenir on his head. 'Jumpin' jelly beans!' cried Mr. Tuggle. 'I guess I do need a hat.' So, he made a hat out of a newspaper and tied it on with a string. Tuesday didn't get much better because on that morning he couldn't find his shoes. Youngsters will laugh when they discover what Mr. Tuggle substitutes for shoes, and what he did when he couldn't find his shirt. Finally, Mr. Tuggle discovers how much easier life is when he simply puts everything away where it belongs so that things are easily found. Maybe youngsters will learn the same lesson in this smile provoking story. Mr. Tuggle looks a bit like Ed Wynn in Karen Dugan's amusing watercolor illustrations. Cat fanciers will especially enjoy Mr. Tuggle's feline friends. - Gail Cooke
Mr. Tuggle's Troubles is the perfect story to read out loud to pre-K through second grade! There's a laughable moment with each turn of the page. The delightful illustrations fit the memorable text. Children will be able to join in with refrains. Mr. Tuggle is a great lead-in for a classroom discussion about responsibility. A story we can relate to at any age!