Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine.
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Little Toot the tugboat hates the job of pulling ships down the ocean; the wild seas scare him, and he prefers to spend his time making figure eights in the water. When some of the other boats tease him for his frivolity, Little Toot sails off to sulk. He decides to do better at his job, but no one will give him a chance to prove he can change. Then he sees an ocean liner stranded in a storm and is able to signal the other tugs with his smoke — but only he can get over the waves to save the ship. The experience changes him, and he begins to work much harder.
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Written in 1939, Little Toot became a Library of Congress children’s classic with five sequels.
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Readability Age Range
4 to 8
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, Penguin Group