A tiny tugboat overcomes her fears of a turbulent storm to save a stranded barge in this timeless tale of persistence.
When faced with a tough challenge, Little Scoot only tries harder. Sent into a gathering storm to rescue a barge that's run aground, Little Scoot is tempted to turn around. But though she's scared of the squall, she perseveres through thunder, lightning, blustery winds, and swamping waves, reminding herself "Little Scoot never quits!" This triumphant tale is a testimony to the power of determination.
“Little Scoot is a windy, wavy, rhymey story of someone little doing something big. Readers of all ages will want to straighten their stacks in her wake!” —Liz Garton Scanlon, author of the Caldecott Honor winner All the World
“Lucky the child who gets to share an adventure with Little Scoot! Rebecca Kai Dotlich gives her young audience an exciting adventure and a gentle lesson that scary things can be overcome with determination and a lot of heart.” —Alice Schertle, author of Little Blue Truck
“Little Scoot will tug her way into hearts and minds where her gentle strength will serve as a guide.” —Dylan Teut, PhD candidate, literacy instruction and assessment, Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival Executive Director, Concordia University, Nebraska
About the Author
Rebecca Kai Dotlich is the author of many children's poetry and picture books, including Race Car Count; One Day, The End.; and The Knowing Book. Her books have won various honors, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award and the Golden Kite Honor Award.
Edson Ikê is an illustrator and graphic designer, who creates illustrations for books, newspapers, magazines, and posters. Woodcutting is the aesthetic basis of his work. The Smith & Lens art gallery in Mississippi, U.S., exhibited his prints in 2016. Soccerverse was his first book to be published in the United States. Visit ensaiografico.com.br.
"In this short, unembellished tale of conquering one’s fear, Dotlich’s comfortable rhyme schemes are creative...(a) satisfying ending... may facilitate general discussions with young elementary readers about overcoming worries. The bold geometric design of the storm waves and determined tugboat will delight." —School Library Journal
"To the burgeoning shelf of small-but-mighty-vehicle stories, add this one starring plucky tugboat Little Scoot. Page-turns are used effectively to add drama and suspense. Ikê’s digital illustrations capture the watery setting and the growing danger from the storm as well as Little Scoot’s changing emotions." —The Horn Book