Tugg and Teeny

Tugg and Teeny

By J. Patrick Lewis; Christopher Denise (Illustrator)

Sleeping Bear Press, Hardcover, 9781585365142, 37pp.

Publication Date: March 2, 2011

Meet Tugg and Teeny. Best friends since -- well, forever

Tugg (a gorilla) and Teeny (a monkey) live together in their jungle neighborhood, Sidekick Thicket. As opposite as night and day, the two friends work and play together, each helping the other face life's challenges.

Lively, impulsive Teeny always wants to try new things. Sure and steady Tugg is always there to lend a hand or give a word of encouragement.

In this beginning chapter book series, Book One's trio of stories has Teeny learning to become a musician, developing her talents as an artist, and fine-tuning her skills as a poet. Book Two has her pondering strange and quirky situations in the jungle. All with the help of her best friend Tugg.

About the Author
J. Patrick Lewis has authored more than fifty books of poetry for children. In 2011, he was named the Children s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation and was given the NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.Visit his website at www.jpatricklewis.com.

Christopher Denise is an award winning children s book illustrator and visual development artist. His books have appeared on the "New York Times" bestseller list and have been recognized by Bank Street College of Education, Parents Choice Foundation, and the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition. Christopher Denise lives with his family in Rhode Island.