Little golden books (part 2) - Scuffy the Tugboat

Following on from my little profile on 'Tootle' I wanted to share another favourite second-hand Little Golden Book story that i picked up recently - 'Scuffy The Tugboat'. It was so lovely to revisit the story of Scuffy and the adorable naive illustrations - which I can remember so clearly from my childhood!
Scuffy is the story about a toy tugboat in a toy shop, who wishes for "bigger things" than sailing in the owners bathtub. So the toystore owner (the man who wears a polkadot tie) and his son take Scuffy to a small brook in a pasture, and soon the current carries him away. At first Scuffy is happy on his adventure - but very soon the brook turns into a stream, which turns into a river heading out to sea.

Just as he is about to sailout into the ocean he is rescued by the man in the polkadot tie and is happy to be returned to the bathtub!

The books is written and illustrated by the same people who wrote and illustreated Tootle and was originally published in 1946

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