A Children’s Classic ‘Toots’ Back to Bookshelves

Source: NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday

Date: 2007-10-27

Like The Little Engine That Could, the story of Little Toot is a tale of overcoming fear. Known as Little Toot for the small “toot, toot” sound emitted from his whistle, the tiny tugboat learns quickly that he must give up childish ways in order to win the respect of other boats. Soon Little Toot is on the high seas, rescuing an ocean liner during a storm. Scott Simon and Daniel Pinkwater preview the newly released version of the children’s classic.