Linda Kulp Trout

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tugg and Teeny: Book Two

Not long ago, I shared with you a new series for early readers written by Poet Laureate, J Patrick Lewis.  I'm happy to announce that Tugg and Teeny Book Two: Jungle Surprises is now available. Once again these two loveable characters take us on a reading adventure full of surprises.  Like Book One, Jungle Surprises is a collection of three stories.  I particularly like the first story "A Great Gusting Mystery" because it will inspire young writers to write their own mystery stories.  Students will love the surprise ending in "The Zig-Zag Race," and delight in going "Wind-Fishing" with Tugg and Teeny's friend Violet. Older students could go on a scavenger hunt to search for examples of alliteration, repetition, personification, and onomatopeia.  There are other teaching ideas and activities on the publisher's  website here and here.  I can't wait to see what Tugg and Teeny will be up to in Book Three!


  1. Sounds like a great series! Must check it out.
    So happy to have found your blog, Linda!

  2. Sheri, wonderful to hear from you. It is a great series. I plan to use it with some of my 6th grade reading students this year. They loved the first book.

    Mary Lee, thanks for stopping by. Pat Lewis is amazing, isn't he?