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On most days, McToad's job is to mow big island, but the adventures really begin on Thursdays, when he mows tiny island. The trip to tiny island involve a truck, train, forklift, airplane, helicopter, boat, dock, and a crane. Each vehicle is punctuated with a fun, illustrated font and the page when McToad mows Tiny Island, demands to be read in chorus. At the end of the day, McToad takes the trip backwards: follow the arrows from crane to truck until next Thursday, when he gets to do it all again!
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
About the Author
Tom Angleberger is the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series as well as many other books for kids. He lives with his family in Virginia.
John Hendrix is the illustrator of Nurse, Soldier, Spy and author/illustrator of Shootingat theStars, among others. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
"Hendrix's richly detailed, brightly colored spreads make the book visually engaging."
— Kirkus Reviews
STARRED REVIEW "Angleberger’s sly charmer is a gift to any reader besotted with engines, motors, and combustible fuel...It’s an unabashed celebration of the pleasure of using big machines to move things around—just because."
— Publishers Weekly
“With large, zany illustrations and rapidly escalating hilarity, this lark of a book is sure to entertain big-machine-loving kids during storytime.”