Fergus Ferry Review and Giveaway

Fergus Ferry App Review and Giveaway {RV $89}

Move over Thomas the Tank Engine, there’s a new transportation hero in town and his name is Fergus! “Chug, chug, chug- what’s that sound? It’s Fergus Ferry on his round!” A lovable little tugboat, Fergus Ferry is sure to win over the hearts of little maritime lovers everywhere.

If you like free stuff then hold on to your hats because I’ve got boatloads a ferry full of free stuff for you this week! The full version of the Fergus Ferry app is free until March 31, 2014. Keep reading to find out how you can enter to win a complete set of 24 Fergus Ferry story books for your home or classroom library.

Fergus Ferry App FREE until March 31, 2014 #preschool #kindergarten

The Story Behind Fergus Ferry

The author, John Williamson Noble came up with the idea for Fergus Ferry with his young son, Tom in mind. John traveled to and from work daily on the ferry which gave him time to create these cute rhyming stories. Not only are the stories engaging and fun, but each one also features a different life lesson such as bravery, dealing with bullies, don’t play with fire, and many more.

The beautifully detailed illustrations were created by Peter Townsend. The adorable characters Peter has created will endear Fergus and all his friends to readers both young and old alike.

Fergus Ferry: A fun and educational app for #preschool and #kindergarten

About the Fergus Ferry App

You can download the Fergus Ferry app for free until March 31, 2014 in the iTunes store.

App Features

  • All 24 Fergus Ferry ebooks available in two modes.
  • Read-Along Mode: Allows young children to listen to the author read the books aloud while the pages turn automatically.
  • Read Myself Mode: Allows parents to read aloud to their young children or older children to read themselves.
  • Go! Fergus Game: Have fun driving Fergus Ferry around the harbor rescuing people, saving boats, avoiding crashes and more!
  • Information for parents and teachers

The full Fergus Ferry HD app is also available on Android for only .99 cents for a limited time.

Fergus Ferry First Fleet set of 6 books for #preschool or #kindergarten

About the Fergus Ferry Books

What I like best about the Fergus Ferry books are the character traits included in each one. I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that the “what’s in it for me?” generation {insert cranky old lady voice here} could really benefit from a little help in the character development department. Lessons like “doing what’s right even when others don’t” is a must, along with “being a good friend” and “don’t be a bully.” Fergus delivers these urgent messages in a lovely rhyming format accompanied by lively illustrations. Maybe there is hope for today’s youth after all!

As if the free app wasn’t enough, the kind folks at Fergus Ferry are also offering a complete set of 24 Fergus story books (real books!) to one lucky Pre-K Pages reader. These books would make a great addition to your home or classroom library and have a retail value of $89! I’ve listed the titles for you below along with the character traits associated with each one.

Fergus Book List
Fergus the Ferry: Bravery
Fergus at the Zoo: Doing what’s right even when others don’t
Fergus at the Fire: Fire Safety
Fergus at the Race: Don’t follow the crowd
Fergus at the Fireworks: Don’t cry wolf
Fergus Makes a Difference: Believe in yourself
Fergus to the Rescue: Dreams can come true
Fergus and Boris: It doesn’t matter if you’re big or small
Fergus and Angus: It takes an open mind to learn
Fergus Breaks Loose: Anti-bullying
Fergus Joins the Search: Discover your inner strengths
Fergus and Hydro: Friendship
Fergus and Max: Keep your nerve
Fergus and Lady Jane: Everybody can contribute
High Tide Fergus: Don’t judge a book by its cover
Fergus and Ark: Mutual respect
Fergus Says Farewell: Dealing with loss
Fergus Thinks Fast: Discovering what you do best
Fergus and Jet: Dealing with illness
Fergus and Jess: Don’t put others down
Fergus Goes to Sea: Tolerance and acceptance
Fergus and C: Being a good friend
Fergus Goes Bang:
Fergus and the Whale:

Fergus Ferry Second Fleet set of 6 books for #preschool #kindergarten

This contest is over.

{Disclosure} Thanks so much to the folks at Fergus Ferry for sponsoring this post and providing the prizes for the giveaway. All opinions are my own. You can find out more by visiting Fergus Ferry’s website, Facebook or Twitter page.

About Vanessa Levin

Vanessa is the creator of Pre-K Pages and author of the book A Fabulous First Year and Beyond: A Practical Guide for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers. She has more than two decades of teaching experience and enjoys helping kids and teachers through her professional development sessions. Follow Vanessa on Facebook, Google +, Twitter and Pinterest.


  1. Leanne DeMoss says:

    I would love to have these books for my home daycare!

  2. My preschool class would be so excited to receive the Fergus Ferry books – they absolutely love books!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing. There is so much to love about Fergus! I love the colorful pictures and the stories are great. I teach pre-k and this would be a fabulous resource.

  4. Paula Nunez says:

    These book will be a great addition to our classroom library and transportation unit. Love the different character traits. Will be downloading the app.

  5. I love that this is a series based around the same characters. It would be great to have this series for my classroom since they’re interested in anything water-related! :)

  6. This is a great giveaway and I would love to have these books in my prek classroom!

  7. Lavelle Carlson says:

    I would like to post this contest on my FB page (downloaded the app and love it). Are the books open to persons in any country? If so, would the winner have to pay postage?

    Thank you!

  8. I would love to win the Fergus books for my preschoolers! We are currently studying a transportation theme and they love any books I can find on trains, cars, planes, and boats.

  9. I love how each book portrays a character trait!

  10. What great characters! Would be perfect for my classroom!

  11. Daniele Bourhis says:

    I like the focus on character development in a fun new format.

  12. Angie Cox says:

    Love the Fergus books! The discussion suggestions for teachers are great! The illustrations are amazing!

  13. Laurie Thames says:

    What a wonderful set of books with great subjects just right for little ones. Would love to have this set of books for my classroom!

  14. These look like wonderful books! My son would be in love with them!

  15. I love the pictures and games

  16. This is so nice, good luck to everyone!

  17. Michelle says:

    I love that these books encourage character traits, I would love to have them in my home!

  18. What a great way to teach character traits!

  19. I would love to have these great character building books in my classroom library!!!

  20. miss karen says:

    I would love to add these stories to my collection. The topics sound perfect for little ones learning to deal with various social situations.

  21. I have a day home and would love to win these wonderful books for my day home children. We read everyday, and I’m sure the children would love these books read to them. Sending myself luck.

  22. Love these books. I think my boys would be so excited to have books like these in the classroom.

  23. I like the colorful book cover previews. I like that these books are age rated for 2-6 year olds.

  24. The books are vibrantly illustrated and with each new story they engage the young readers into understanding life lessons as seen from the eyes of this adorable tug boat.

  25. I have to admit, I am not familiar with these books. They look great though! I love that they rhyme and that they include character traits. I teach preschool and feel my little people would really benefit from them. Unfortunately, I live in the dark ages and have no electronics that allow me to download an app. The good old paper books though would be a great addition to our classroom library!

  26. I downloaded the app and I would love a set of these books to use in my Pre-K classroom. I think these books would be excellent to use with our character education program and also during a transportation unit. I send books home for my parents to read to their children Monday – Thursday each week and these books would be a wonderful addition to my book buddy program.

  27. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we are surrounded by ferry boats here. This year, I even got to take my preschoolers on a field trip to ride a ferry. These books would be a great tie-in to our local transportation system!

  28. Lisa Morrow says:

    Thanks for this new information. The books and app look wonderful. What a great set this would make in my kindergarten classroom-especially for my boys.

  29. Stephanie P. R. says:

    I would love to add these books to my collection. I ‘ sure my daughter, and my preschoolers will love this new hero !
    I will download the app and start reading Fergus stories tonight. ;)

  30. Michelle says:

    Love how they teach character traits & the boys in my pre-k class would LOVE this set!

  31. Children are like sponges at this age. How wonderful that these books help little ones grow up learning to be good people. It would be wonderful if Fergus Ferry books could come to my preschool. :)

  32. I like that books are available in app, ebook and paper forms. Additionally, I think it is wonderful that the books are in a series. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win this contest.

  33. I like that the pics are so brightly colored and that they focus on getting kids to understand about lessons in life LOVE it..Also that there are different forms of getting thses books so that they can be read ebook, paper and app

  34. Sydney Silipo says:

    I would love to share Fergus’ books with my PK class and with my 5 yr old granddaughter. She would love them.

  35. christina says:

    I like that it was awarded 5 stars from the Educational app store

  36. Felicity says:

    I cannot remember when last I saw such a captivating character. Fergus is most enchanting and would be very much at home in our little school environment. I cannot think of a nicer way to impart the lessons Fergus gives. Thank you if you consider our little school a winner.

  37. my daughter loves to rad. she would be delighted to have them to add on her library. i find the books interesting and at the same time educational for pre-schoolers

  38. Jenny Krout says:

    This is the first time I’ve heard of Fergus Ferry, but I think my 4 year old would love them!

  39. marina myers says:

    I love that Fergus is a modern character and that he loves to help people and get through hard situations! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  40. I would love to have these books for my KG class.

  41. Teresa Thompson says:

    The illustrations are beautiful.

  42. Randi Rock says:

    I love Fergus because my son loves him so much!

  43. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    these would be great for kids that love transportation

  44. emily ann says:

    they have the same characters in all of them

  45. Living on a river we love the too few stories of tugs. Thanks for the character building ideas in each book.

  46. It would be wonderful to have these books!

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