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4.0 out of 5 starscute stories, but storyline a bit young for 2nd-3rd graders
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 10, 2012
this is a continuation of the I Am A Reader series. my 7yo boys thoroughly enjoyed the Frog and Friends: The Best Summer Ever (I Am a Reader!, Frog and Friends) book, so i was looking forward to giving them this book as they are going into second grade.
this book is good, but the stories seemed a bit juvenile for 2nd-3rd graders. for example, one story is entitled 'rocko's horn', about a rhinoceros named rocko who has lost the horn at the end of his nose. it reads "poor rocko was sitting in his backyard. he did not look like the same rocko at all. "my horn is gone, tugg! it was right here on my face", he cried. "it must have fallen off, but i do not know where it went. what good is a rhino without a horn? that is like a monkey without a tail!" after attempting to replace the horn with a banana, a flower, or a bamboo stick, rocko's jungle friends encouraged him to search for his horn again, and he finds his horn where he was sitting. the story ends with 'sometimes the answer is as plain as the nose on your face' said tugg, 'and sometimes your horn is right under your nose.'
my boys thought the book was meant for younger children, so they enjoyed reading this book to my 4yo daughter and chose other books (like National Geographic Readers: Wolves to read on their own.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 22, 2012
The 3 stories have the same theme, helping turn bad situations into something better. The first story I didn't find so great. The hippo is crying because she perceives herself as to fat. Several other animals chime in about what they perceive as their short coming. Would have rather had a celebration of uniqueness rather than a gripe session of short comings as the book offered. The second and third stories are fine, and can be summed up as proactive solutions to problems.
4.0 out of 5 starsContains 3 stories and beautiful bright pictures
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 17, 2012
This book teaches a lesson in all three stories. The first story kind of concerns me because it is about body image. Have we messed up women's views of their bodies so bad that even a child in grades 2-3 needs a story about body image? The rest of the stories were really good. I love the durability of the book, and the glossy white pages with beautiful brightly colored images are sure to be a hit. The story line is great, and I like the lessons learned in the second and third stories.
I read the third Tug & Teeny with my 6-year-old son and had a wonderful bonding experience. He said he likes the stories. There are 4 little tales, all thematically similar about friends getting together to help each other out. They aren't all that memorable, and that might be a plus for kids reading them again and not being bored knowing the outcome, but they're well-intended and positive.
4.0 out of 5 starsThree cute stories with a nice lesson.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 27, 2012
A gorilla and lemur (Tugg and Teeny) interact with other African animals in this installment. The first story involves a hippo concerned about her weight. The second story deals with the missing horn of a rhino and the third involves Teeny's procrastination. This is a fun book, which my kids and I enjoyed.