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Wake Up, Tug!

Michael Garland

Board book

List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Tug is a little boat with a big job! He pulls cruise ships, tall ships, and even a fireworks barge!This charming board book follows a day in the life of a New York City tugboat. Simple language, lush illustrations, and a happy, straightforward story will appeal to the youngest children.

Praise For Wake Up, Tug!

Praise for Tugboat:

"Children who love boats will thrill at the sights and see that small size does not preclude great strength."—Kirkus Reviews

"Artwork created with graphite pencil and digital tools adds a hazy glow and plays with perspective as the little boat bobs on the vast ocean. This title is a strong read-aloud for those looking to add transportation books to their collections."—School Library Journal

"Garland's colorful book highlights not only the many services a tugboat provides but also the variety of jobs a boat's captain and her crew are likely to tackle on an average shift. . . . This book will be tugged around quite a bit."—Booklist

Holiday House, 9780823437856, 18pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2017

About the Author

Michael Garland has written and illustrated many books for children, including Fish Had a Wish, which was cited as one of the Top 25 Children's Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews, and Car Goes Far.