Scuppers the Dog wants to be a sailor. He was born at sea and he wants nothing more than to return to water. Finally, after a long time, Scuppers gets the chance to go out into the deep blue ocean—but his ship gets wrecked! Oh no! But Scuppers won’t let that bother him. He fixes his boat and gets right back to it!
About the Author
Margaret Wise Brown (1910–1952), best known as the author of Goodnight Moon, wrote countless children’s books inspired by her belief that the very young are fascinated by the simple pleasures of the world around them. Among her many bestselling books are The Little Island, The Golden Egg Book, The Color Kittens, and The Sailor Dog.
Garth Williams (1912–1996) was known for his realistic yet highly expressive animal characters. He brought to life some of the best-loved children’s books of the twentieth century, including Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series and E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little. Williams illustrated many timeless Golden Books, including Baby Farm Animals, Mister Dog, and The Friendly Book.
Date of Birth:May 23, 1910
Date of Death:November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:Nice, France
Education:B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First or Second grade reading level. This is a fun book a teacher could read to students to encourage students not to give up on things they want to do or setting goals. Just like the dog didn't give up on his dream of sailing. This book could also be used in encouraging creativity and individuality. Silly book with cute pictures.
How can a Little Golden Book that was written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Garth Williams be anything less than perfect? Margaret Wise Brown wrote poetry -- not the forced rhythm, attempted rhyming couplets (or quatrains) that so often results in doggerel poetry -- not necessarily with a rhyme at all, but it was poetry none-the-less. Her writing, for the most part, should be read out loud and savored. I grew up with Garth Williams' illustrations. From the time I was about six, we had all the "Little House" books in our house, and I devoured them. His work shaped the way I thought about illustrations.
This book has it all! A dog! A ship! A treasure! A toolbox! Fishing! And a song at the end! Scuppers gets shipwrecked and has to repair his boat. Great problem solving!