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In this adorable story set in the Arctic, a collared lemming named Tuktuk is the happy benefactor of a Inuit sled driver s haste One of the furry boots he has stashed on the sled falls off, and Tuktuk sees it as the perfect place for a lemming to sleep during the coming cold winter But before he can settle in for a good sleep in the kamik, other animals decide it might offer some warmth to them as well But Tuktuk is no fool, and he doesn t plan to let go of his prize easily Instead of trying In this adorable story set in the Arctic, a collared lemming named Tuktuk is the happy benefactor of a Inuit sled driver s haste One of the furry boots he has stashed on the sled falls off, and Tuktuk sees it as the perfect place for a lemming to sleep during the coming cold winter But before he can settle in for a good sleep in the kamik, other animals decide it might offer some warmth to them as well But Tuktuk is no fool, and he doesn t plan to let go of his prize easily Instead of trying to use force against the animals, he uses his wits, persuading a polar bear that it would be perfect for his nose, an arctic fox that it would adorn its tail nicely, and a caribou that it would fit best on his hoof Each of the animals follows Tuktuk s suggestions, but as the wily lemming knows, none of those ideas will work out well for the others I liked the repetitive language used here, the savvy nature of Tuktuk and the glee in which he snuggles into that just right kamik The illustrations are lovely, rendered with oil paints and completed digitally, and are filled with scenes from Nature and showing each animal at its best There are also four activity pages about the Arctic skies and related vocabulary Facts about seasons in this particular part of the world and additional fun facts have been provided to enable young readers to learn evenAn elementary science classroom could make ready use of this informative and amusing book Note I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss. Tuktuk Tundra Tale by Robin Currie is educational in disguise, and children will love the accurate illustrations by Phyllis Saroff.This story is set in the Arctic, at the top of the world , and on the first double spread we see an Inuit driver controlling his dog sled over the snow and ice What we also see, that he does not, is one of his waterproof boots a kamik fall off the sled and land right beside a furry little animal named Tuktuk Tuktuk is a collard lemming and he decides the kami Tuktuk Tundra Tale by Robin Currie is educational in disguise, and children will love the accurate illustrations by Phyllis Saroff.This story is set in the Arctic, at the top of the world , and on the first double spread we see an Inuit driver controlling his dog sled over the snow and ice What we also see, that he does not, is one of his waterproof boots a kamik fall off the sled and land right beside a furry little animal named Tuktuk Tuktuk is a collard lemming and he decides the kamik with its warm fur will be just right to help keep him warm as the colder weather of winter sets in As Tuktuk is dragging the kamik the long way to his burrow, Putak the polar bear sees it and wants it Tuktuk knows he can t win against a polar bear so he comes up with a silly idea, convincing the bear the kamik is for his nose The bear tries it on his nose but it makes him sneeze so ambles away without the boot Using the rule of threes, Robin Currie brings twoanimals who try to take the kamik from Tuktuk Tuktuk has silly ideas for each of them and they leave without his find.The rich, bold illustrations are amazing in Tuktuk Tundra Tale Each page is a feast for the eyes and adds great detail to the description in the story of the northern clime Polaris appeared in the expanding night sky The Northern Lights shone In the back of the book is a section that can be photocopied or printed from the website for educational use called For Creative Minds, in which the reader will find very interesting information Polar Seasons, Arctic Skies, Arctic Vocabulary, Life in the Cold Animal Fun Facts with illustrations from the book coinciding with the information Beautifully done Tuktuk Tundra Tale by Robin Currie is a book to treasure, both for its amusing adventure of a clever collard lemming and for the information revealed in its fabulous illustrations by Phyllis Saroff Readers will discoverdetails with each read through Lovely art in this wintry artic tale, with non fiction back matter at the end of the book Kids enjoyed it. A sweet story of a clever collard lemming Adorable illustrations Interesting fact guide in the back. It reminded me of the folktale The Mitten, but backwards I liked it. We received this as a Good Reads First Read Book Winner book It is a really wonderful book both in text and illustration I read it twice on the day I got it I read it in the car when I got it and then as a bedtime story to my adult special needs son whom giggled and smiled all the way through it This book Has animals in it that you can t help but love, but also it teaches without the child knowing they are learning In the back of the book the author has including a glossary of words that m We received this as a Good Reads First Read Book Winner book It is a really wonderful book both in text and illustration I read it twice on the day I got it I read it in the car when I got it and then as a bedtime story to my adult special needs son whom giggled and smiled all the way through it This book Has animals in it that you can t help but love, but also it teaches without the child knowing they are learning In the back of the book the author has including a glossary of words that maybe unfamiliar to readers And definitions of the various animals that are in the story And a Geography lesson as well So a little of everything is wrapped up in this charming story from the artic You won t go wrong with picking it up AND there are repeating phrases within the text so a beginning reader could learn to read with this book and be proud that they could read it on their own with a little help of course *DOWNLOAD EPUB ⇺ Tuktuk: Tundra Tale ✗ As the sun begins to set, arctic animals scurry to prepare for six months of darkness and cold Tuktuk the collared lemming is almost ready for the long winter night all he needs is warm fur to line his nest When one furry kamik boot slips off an Inuit driver s sled, Tuktuk is in luck But as he drags it home, Putak the polar bear, Aput the arctic fox, and Masak the caribou eye this little lemming s prize and want it for their own Can Tuktuk outwit the other animals and convince them that one furry kamik is no good for anyone bigger than a lemming There are few books for children that are as mesmerizing in both words and illustration as TukTuk Tundra Tale Children and adults will be swept up into the majestic landscapes of the arctic and be charmed by the savvy, adorable, and slightly devious little TukTuk, the collard lemming The story is a wonderful way to teach children about the animals of the arctic and the world they live in I really wish I could have a stuffed animal version of TukTuk Every page I just wanted to pick TukTuk up There are few books for children that are as mesmerizing in both words and illustration as TukTuk Tundra Tale Children and adults will be swept up into the majestic landscapes of the arctic and be charmed by the savvy, adorable, and slightly devious little TukTuk, the collard lemming The story is a wonderful way to teach children about the animals of the arctic and the world they live in I really wish I could have a stuffed animal version of TukTuk Every page I just wanted to pick TukTuk up and cuddle The author brought her A game The words are magical if read aloud to children The illustrator brought the animals to life in an lifelike yet playful style Every page is a delight TukTuk Tundra is enchanting, wonderful,and downright gorgeous Highly recommended Something for everyone This is such a great book My two year old loves the pictures and repeating the fun words and sounds My older child enjoys the story about how clever Tuktuk is I love that it isn t your typical story it is set in a unique location with animals that usually aren t in most children s books The vocabulary and information on the arctic in the back is such a great addition to expand on your child s knowledge of other cultures.