Tommy At The Grocery Store

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9780064432665: Tommy At The Grocery Store

One near-sighted shopper after another mistakes poor Tommy for, among other things, a banana, a potato, and a soda bottle, in this rhyming adventure of a young pig's problems when accidentally left on his own. "Pseudo-realistic illustrations help point up the preposterous nature of the story."--Kirkus Reviews. Full color.

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From Publishers Weekly:

Grossman's rhythmic poem recounts, with silly word play and wacky humor, the wry tale of a piglet named Tommy, whose mother inadvertently leaves him at the grocery store. The grocer decides that Tommy must be salami and sets him on the deli shelf, where he is purchased by a housewife. Just about to slice him, she shouts, "Oh, my goodness! Gracious! Dear! / My salami! It has eyes!" Convinced Tommy is a potato, the housewife returns him to the grocery store where he is purchased by a doctor who discovers Tommy's neck and thinks him a bottle. And so it goes, with puns about ears of corn, legs of tables, feet of rulers and skins of bananas until Tommy is safely returned to his mother. Chess's ( Tales for the Perfect Child ) clever watercolors are detailed (a magazine rack displays Penhouse and Hogue ) and as droll as the story. This delightful tale of mistaken identity is sure to provoke giggles. Ages 3-7.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 2-- Tommy's a porker in a pickle. Separated from his mother while grocery shopping, he's mistaken for salami by the grocer, and then presumed to be meat, a potato, a banana, and various other edibles and inedibles before he is retrieved by his loving mother. Told in rhyme easy enough for beginning readers, with enough verve and wit to be read aloud, Tommy's eventful shopping trip is pure delight. Chess' droll illustrations of the grocery store interiors with colorful boxes, baskets, tins, and jars, all featuring a dumbfounded little pig as he is peered at by miopic adults, create a visual feast. There's not much food for thought here--just good, clean fun. --Trev Jones, "School Library Journal"
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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