Author(s): Kristen L. Depken
Scuffy the Tugboat star of one of the bestselling Little Golden Books of all time is in his first Step into Reading book! Fans of Scuffy the Tugboat will now be able to read about him all on their own! This Step 1 Step into Reading title has been adapted from the original Little Golden Book story for early readers. Freshly illustrated in the style of the original book, this sweet tale about Scuffy the Tugboat and his adventures down the river is the perfect addition to the Step into Reading line. Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story."
GERTRUDE CRAMPTON (1909-1996) graduated from the University of Michigan and became a teacher. Later she edited textbooks and wrote science books for young readers. In the 1940s she also wrote two Little Golden Books that rank among the bestselling picture books of all time: Scuffy the Tugboat and Tootle. SUE DiCICCO is a former Disney animator and the author/illustrator of many beloved storybooks for children. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, where she dons both superhero cape and princess tiara with equal grace and aplomb.