Chug and Thug Ride Trike

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Pub Date 04 Apr 2021 | Archive Date 24 Jul 2022

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Description

Chug and Thug were excited when mom let them ride their tricycle to school. She only asked two things: be wise and don't be tardy. But following the advice they got along their way to school put them in a bind. Should they be wise, or late for class?

Chug and Thug Ride Trike is a fun adaptation of a 13th-century Arabian fable by Ibn Said al Maghribi. The story encourages children to think for themselves and not fall prey to peer pressure.

Chug and Thug were excited when mom let them ride their tricycle to school. She only asked two things: be wise and don't be tardy. But following the advice they got along their way to school put them...


Advance Praise

 "...a wonderful addition to any child's library not only because of the story, but because Macedo's illustrations instantly transport the reader into a wondrous world" -Kent Page McGroarty for IndieReader (FIVE STAR RATING) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

 "...a wonderful addition to any child's library not only because of the story, but because Macedo's illustrations instantly transport the reader into a wondrous world" -Kent Page McGroarty for...


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ISBN 9781775287100
PRICE $1.99 (USD)

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Chug and Thug Alug were excited that their mother let them ride their tricycle to school. On the journey, the brothers are repeatedly advised on the best way to get to school so they have to decide what is the best option.

As expanded upon in the Parent and Teacher Note, this is an interesting story demonstrating peer pressure and the difficulty in making your own decisions when there is external influence. In school, this would be useful as an example of this, making for a good tool to instigate class discussion.

The story is written in a four-line structure using an alternate rhyming scheme. This gives a nice rhythm to the text but does at times feel that the word choice is forced, impacting clarity.

While the characters are well-drawn, the overall style does feel dated, reminiscent of an early digital drawing style, particularly when positioned alongside picture books of the ilk (such as in a library). The bold character outlines, however, would be achievable for children wishing to recreate them.

The topic and writing style make this ideal for reading to four to eight-year-olds. From the vocabulary used and how much of it is phonetically decodable, a child would be about seven years old to read this independently or with minimal support.

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This book is a sweet rendition on showing children valuable life lessons. Reading books to my toddler is one of the ways we bond and this book is nothing like anything we have on our current shelf. I particularly enjoyed the illustrations - the bug character's are not a usual choice - which I loved! I also found the writing to be great, especially because it rhymed, which made for a great read for children (and easy for parents to get through). The overall plot of the story was sweet and a true lesson for children to learn at a young age. Opinions will always come, welcomed or not, but it is always important to listen to your gut and make a decision for yourself without others influencing.

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I read this to my kids at bedtime. My almost 7 year old really enjoyed it. Chug and Thug is based on an Arab tell from long ago. The illustration is great and is a cute, short story to read together. It also has a great message for anyone of all ages. Especially young Kids.

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This is the second book in the Chug and Thug Alug series. First I would like to say I love the detailed and vivid illustrations by David Mocedo. It is about 2 brothers who get the first chance to ride their trike to school. Along the way they get many suggestions on how to get the bike to school from friends and adults. This is a great book to open the topic of peer pressure, making your own mind up, and common sense to your child. Done in rhyme form it will keep your child interested. Based on a old story. For ages 3-7.

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This was such a cute book, showing bugs as just regular kids going to school. The writing is written in rhyme, which always makes story-time more fun! It had a good message to not always follow what others tell you to do, but what you think is right.

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This was a sweet book based on a 13th century Arabian tale. My 4 year old twins enjoyed the rhyming, and were able to come away with the main lesson at the end. The moral of the story is to follow what you think is right, and don’t give in to peer pressure.

On the way to school on their trike, Chug and Thug get advice from friends and adults on how to best ride (or not ride) their trike. In the end, they realize that they must think for themselves and not always follow the advice of others. My kids enjoyed this cute story and the colorful illustrations!

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I read this story to my kids and we can say we enjoed it. The 2 brothers are having a dilemma, how to get to school with only one tricycle. Many friends are telling them what to do.
Thanks to Netgalley for this nice story.

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