Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780062366184, 40pp.
Publication Date: February 21, 2017
Fans of Little Tug and Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo will love this lyrical, heartwarming story by Calista Brill, brought to life by Tad Carpenter’s bright and lively illustrations. Perfect for readers who can’t get enough of things that GO!
Bill is a tugboat. Mabel is a barge. Together they go up and down the choppy river.
The other ships are big and vain. They tease Bill and Mabel. But when a kitten falls in the water, it’s up to Bill and Mabel to save the day!
About the Author
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Calista Brill is a writer and editor based in New York City. She writes stories about boats, cats, dragons, construction equipment, elephants, and many other things. She likes reading comic books, sewing quilts, and eating lime Popsicles.
Tad Carpenter is a designer, illustrator, teacher, and author. He has written and illustrated over a dozen books for readers of all ages. Tad runs his design and branding studio, Carpenter Collective, with his wife, Jessica, in Kansas City, Missouri. Visit him online at tadcarpenter.com.
Praise For Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue…
— Kirkus Reviews
“Carpenter’s doughty, expressive protagonists will instantly remind readers of their own beloved bathtub toys, and his bold graphics and schoolroom palette tip their hat to the legacy of tugboat stories that have come before.
— Publishers Weekly
“Alliteration and playful descriptors further add to its read-aloud appeal. An uplifting story sure to tug heartstrings.”
“This delightful tale will be a hit in storytime and in one-on-one readings with young transportation fans.”
— School Library Journal