Tommy the Tugboat Tommy the Tugboat works on the river pushing barges and freighters and great ocean liners. One day he receives a distress call to help a big ship that is stuck at the mouth of the river. Tommys great strengths of character and perseverance prevail in the end where other gave up. Tommy the Tugboat is the first of a series of childrens books designed to display positive human attributes in characters including Tommy the Tugboat, Fiona the Forklift, Charlie the Crane, Danny the Digger, Terri the Towtruck and many more. The author, Grant Gamble, and the artist, Mike Uriss, have teamed up to create this unique series of high quality childrens books in order to encourage children to recognize the value of a positive attitude to life and adversity.