Wednesday, October 7, 2015

McToad Mows Tiny Island


McToad Mows Tiny Island
by Tom Angleberger
illustrated by John Hendrix
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015. Picture Book

McToad usually mows the Big Island,  but on Thursday (his favorite day) he takes the long trip to the Tiny Island to mow there.  He loads his mower on a truck, which takes him to a train.  Then he puts the mower on a boat and finally a helicopter caries the mower to the island.  After he is done, McToad drinks a lemonade before taking the treck back.  The text is understated, but the illustrations are delightfully funny. There is much here for kids to like, from the colorful vehicles, to McToad's confident "mower guy" expression. We would expect nothing less from Angleberger and Hendrix.

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