McToad Mows Tiny Island: A Transportation Tale (Hardcover)

Staff Pick Logo
McToad Mows Tiny Island: A Transportation Tale Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, John Hendrix (Illustrator)
On Our Shelves Now
1 on hand, as of Jul 20 3:45am

Staff Reviews

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!

— From Holiday Picks 2015


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 author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series, as well as Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache, both Edgar Award nominees, and the Qwikpick Papers series. He lives in Christiansburg, Virginia. Visit him online at Hendrix is the author and illustrator of John Brown: His Fight for Freedom and Shooting at the Stars, and the illustrator of Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419716508
ISBN-10: 1419716506
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English