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McToad Mows Tiny Island : A Transportation Tale
by Tom Angleberger and John Hendrix


Overview - McToad likes Thursdays. Why? Because on every other day of the week, McToad mows Big Island, but on Thursdays, McToad mows Tiny Island. To do so, he puts his mower on the back of a truck, which drives to a train, which goes to a helicopter, which flies to a boat, which uses a crane to put the lawn mower onto Tiny Island.  Read more...

 
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More About McToad Mows Tiny Island by Tom Angleberger; John Hendrix
 
 
 
Overview
McToad likes Thursdays. Why? Because on every other day of the week, McToad mows Big Island, but on Thursdays, McToad mows Tiny Island. To do so, he puts his mower on the back of a truck, which drives to a train, which goes to a helicopter, which flies to a boat, which uses a crane to put the lawn mower onto Tiny Island. There McToad mows and drinks some lemonade, and before you know it, it's time to turn around and go back home. But first, the mower has to get lifted by a crane, to get put back on a boat, which is lifted by a helicopter, and . . . well . . . you get the idea.

From master storyteller Tom Angleberger and celebrated illustrator John Hendrix comes this playful narrative that treasures the journey over the destination, with lots of planes, trains, and automobiles to boot.

Also available by John Hendrix: Miracle Man

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781419716508
  • ISBN-10: 1419716506
  • Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: September 2015
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 9.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Transportation - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Frogs & Toads
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-06-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

Angleberger’s (Crankee Doodle) sly charmer is a gift to any reader besotted with engines, motors, and combustible fuel. His toad hero, McToad, has a weekly routine: “Every other day of the week he mows the grass on... Big Island. But Thursday is the day he mows... Tiny Island.” It’s not the mowing that’s so interesting, but the process by which McToad’s bright red riding lawnmower gets to Tiny Island, a sequence that involves a truck, train, helicopter, and more. Hendrix (Shooting at the Stars), who might be a bit of a gearhead himself, lavishes attention on the details—exhaust pipes, crane assemblies, securing straps, and more—and his playful hand-lettered type makes every step of McToad’s journey feel special. After the spate of transportation mania is complete and McToad arrives on Tiny Island, readers will be amused to find that its lawn is roughly the size of the mower itself. It’s an unabashed celebration of the pleasure of using big machines to move things around—just because. Ages 4–8. Author’s agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Illustrator’s agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Sept.)

 
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