Chugga Tugga Tugboat

Chugga tugga tugboat, chugging out to sea,
Can’t you, won’t you, play with me?
No, I’m too busy with this tanker.
Splish splosh, wish wash,

Chugga tugga tugboat, chugging out to sea,
Can’t you, won’t you, play with me?
No, I’m too busy with this cruise ship.
Splish splosh, wish wash,

Spend the day at the port with a very busy tugboat in this colourful picture book, perfect for preschoolers fascinated with boats and ships. From cruise ships and tankers to yachts and barges, readers will love exploring the gorgeously detailed port and water scenes over and over again.

Sally Sutton knows the subjects little children love to venture out and explore in the world around them, and she also always knows just how to bring them back home again, safe for a snuggly goodnight. Her bouncy rhymes are huge fun to read aloud, and are so catchy that kids will quickly learn the words by heart.

Teamed with Sarah Wilkins’ stunning illustrations depicting a little boy at play at home, along with a bustling busy and a variety of vessels and water activities visible through the windows, Chugga Tugga Tugboat is a gorgeous companion to Crane Guy.

Written by Sally Sutton and illustrated by Sarah Wilkins

$21.00 incl. GST

2 in stock

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Maria Gill, KidsBooksNZ ~ Sally Sutton is the queen of onomatopoeia picture books…Parents and grandparents will enjoy reading it to their children at bedtime and just as well, because they’re bound to be asked to read it again, and again, and again.

Anne Kerslake Hendricks, NZ Booklovers ~ [A] beautiful BIG book bursting with energy…Wilkins’s illustrations are again a perfect match for Sutton’s words.

Meet the Kiwi authorSally Sutton

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Additional information

Dimensions30.6 × 26.8 cm
First published



Softcover edition



Page count


Published by

Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin

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