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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Tugg and Teeny Readers from Sleeping Bear Press

All hail! Sleeping Bear Press has just recently released a new reader, in what is to be a series of readers, with stories about a gorilla named Tugg and his little pal Teeny. Tug and Teeny live in the jungle and have a great many animal friends, all delightfully brought to life by illustrator Christopher Denise. (I absolutely love the artwork in this first book, by the way.)

Written by J. Patrick Lewis, just for my first born son, Tugg and Teeny have calm adventures involving their friends Chuckie Cheetah, Margie Barge the hippopotamus, and Violet the warthog. The reader is divided up into three separate stories, much like you would expect out of an Arnold Lobel book (i.e., Frog and Toad.) This makes the book approachable for a budding reader and a satisfying challenge for newly independent or just plain old independent reader. Bookworm1 has just begun reading the Bob Books alongside us and Tugg and Teeny are still a ways off from his current skill level. However, he adores the animals within the pages, having a particular fascination for apes at the moment. Tug and Teeny, the first book in the series, is really quite perfect.

Sleeping Bear Press has two additional titles for this series in the works. In May 2011 they are poised to release Tugg and Teeny's Jungle Surprises and come September 2011 you'll be able to locate a copy of Tugg and Teeny's That's What Friends are For. In the meantime, you can browse the Tugg and Teeny Website for information on each title as well as to collect beginning reading strategies, and to download activity pages for each of the chapters in the first book, Tugg and Teeny. Per usual, Sleeping Bear Press is putting their best foot forward with these titles and these characters are already loved and appreciated in this household.

Would you like to introduce them to your own children? Well then, you'll be delighted to know that Sleeping Bear Press has generously offered up THREE copies of Tugg and Teeny for three readers here at Reading to Know. To win? Simply leave a comment below. This contest will be open through Tuesday, March 15th and is open to U.S. Residents only.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNERS (as selected by Random.org) ARE #5 - Alicia, #22 - Apple Blossom and #24 - Nancye. CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!


Thank you, Sleeping Bear Press, for sending us a copy of Tugg and Teeny to check out and for offering up three additional copies for readers here.

25 comments:

Annette @ Live, Learn, Love said...

These sound like they would be right up my daughter's alley...and possibly get my younger son interested in a chapter book, too! The illustrations really look awesome...as does the story line.

Butterfly Wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

oh my gosh Sprite would love this book! I would love this book!

the illustrations are adorable!

Bluerose said...

I'm going to go ahead and enter, even though it would be for a little bit down the road. It looks adorable! :)

Mozi Esmé said...

I bet my daughter would love these, being an animal love and all!

Alicia said...

These sound adorable! My 5 yr old daughter is just in love with animals of all kinds.

Serena said...

I love the art! My girls would enjoy this, I'm sure! Thank you for the giveaway!

Melinda said...

How fun! I think my nephews would enjoy this book.

Shonya said...

They look adorable! I love that there are so many books for beginning readers.

joyinvanity said...

Looks really fun!

Taia said...

I'm interested and curious about Sleeping Bear Press

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

These look like lots of fun, Carrie!

Alison said...

M would love this! :)

Sharon said...

That looks adorable!

Amy said...

This looks GREAT!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

kempfyre21{at}yahoo{dot}com

Heidi said...

I just started a reading program with Ian this week - perfect timing for a new reading book! Hope I win!

Sky said...

These look so great! I hope I win! Thank you for the chance.

Krista said...

Fun! Cory hasn't really started reading yet, but I know we could use these in the not too distant future!

Ms. Dawn said...

I want!! How cute this book looks!

Alice@Supratentorial said...

Very cute! My 4 yr old who thinks he's a monkey would adore these.

debbie said...

This looks like a really cute book.
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Linda Kish said...

I'd love to win this for my DIL's niece.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

apple blossom said...

love to win thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

These look really cute! And you know our love of Sleeping Bear Press!!

Nancye said...

What a sweet book! I would love, love, love to win this book for my daughter! Thank for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Z-Kids said...

I love Sleeping Bear Press, and I'm excited to see that they are getting into the Beginning Reader market! Good things ahead! I'm a fan of Christopher Denise as well -- "Tugg & Teeny" looks super.
Z-Dad

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