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.
I enjoy Michael Slack’s illustrations and wordplay in this (and Elecopter). With fun rhymes and bold full page images, Turtle Tug is an exciting story to read aloud, especially to a young child who likes turtle characters and rescue stories.
From the author/illustrator of Elecopter comes another rhyming tale of an animal/emergency vehicle hybrid out to save the day! I never would have expected that to be such a winning formula, but my kids love it! Turtle Tug certainly follows the pattern of Elecopter, but with a very different setting and very different animals involved, it doesn’t feel repetitive.
Michael Slack is an artist, illustrator, and character designer. His humorous, character-driven art has been recognized by Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Applied Arts, Pictoplasma, Computer Arts, and SBS Digital Design. Michael’s illustrations have appeared in books, magazines, and on TV. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in the US and Europe.