Turtle Tug to the Rescue (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781627791946, 40pp.
Publication Date: March 21, 2017
Turtle Tug is on the lookout! This chugging, tugging turtle powers through gusty winds and treacherous tides, combing the seas to protect his friends from a dangerous storm. From panicking puffins to entangled sperm whales, Turtle Tug is out to rescue all his sea-dwelling friends. He's a turtle tugboat on a mission to make the world a safer place.
A Christy Ottaviano Book
About the Author
Michael Slack is the creator of Monkey Truck and Elecopter. He is an artist and character designer whose work has been featured in books, television, and games. He lives in Lafayette, California with his wife and daughter.
Praise For Turtle Tug to the Rescue…
"The pictures may be the best in the series . . .Turtle Tug is a [. . .] steady hero, and his steely determination to save the day is admirable and inspiring."--Publishers Weekly
"Slack’s rhyming lines grow more urgent with the change in weather, echoing the escalating chaos in the colorful, richly textured artwork. Little ones will cheer on charming Turtle Tug in this story that playfully emphasizes perseverance, bravery, and togetherness."-Booklist
"The adventure of this new animal/machine crossbreed provides just the right combination of fun and sincerity. . . . The nail-biting narrative chugs effortlessly alongside Slack’s bright and bold digital artwork
. . . An exciting sea turtle storytime."--School Library Journal
"The third installment of Slack's wildly inventive animal/rescue-vehicle hybrids . . . A role model for all, levelheaded Turtle Tug keeps his cool even in times of danger."-Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Elecopter:
“Giggle-inducing humor and nail-biting action . . .”—Publishers Weekly
“Ahh! The cuteness! It blinds! . . . Kids will instinctively get it and probably love it.”—Booklist
Praise for Monkey Truck:
"My three-year-old loves Michael Slack's new picture book Monkey Truck…The artwork is great, colorful and elaborated with lots of details that are fun to talk about during storytime. All told, it's a darned fun storytime treat." —Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.com
"The bright, blocky and, above all, goofy digitally painted illustrations will grab attention, and Monkey Truck's hooting mug (and tooting bottom) will keep the giggles flowing. Hope for more from this outrageous imagination." —Kirkus Reviews
"Slack's choppy, rhyming text is propelled by sound effects and exclamations that enhance the book's read-aloud appeal…A slight yet spirited romp." —Publishers Weekly
"Slack's digitally rendered artwork is abundant with enjoyable texture and detail, and the jungle citizens are remarkably expressive." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books