MR. TUGGLE’S TROUBLES by LeeAnn Blankenship


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Age Range: 4 - 8
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Mr. Tuggle has his struggles: He can’t find his clothes in his messy apartment. Each morning he misses one item of clothing and then has to improvise at his office: a folded newspaper for a hat, boxes for shoes, curtains for a shirt and so on. After he catches sight of himself in a window reflection, he cleans up his house and lays out his clothes for the next night, only to be thwarted by his three mischievous cats. They hide his pants, and the absent-minded Mr. Tuggle heads off for work on the last page neatly dressed in hat, shirt, tie and red, polka-dotted underwear. Detailed watercolor illustrations provide humorous views of the main character’s unusual clothing replacements as his outfit deteriorates over the course of the week. Mr. Tuggle has an odd sort of quirky charm: He solves his problems in his own way and doesn’t even notice all the disapproving looks from other less inventive folk. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 1-59078-196-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2005


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