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Tom the piglet enlists the help of his farmyard friends in straightening out his too-curly tail but comes to realize that a straight tail is more of a bother than he anticipated.
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Linda Jennings has compiled and selected stories for Kingfisher, such as "'The Kingfisher Treasury of Stories from Around the World"' and "'The Treasury of Pony Stories"'.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2?Children who have wished for something they cannot have will sympathize with Tom the piglet, who longs for a straight tail. The other animals, exasperated by his complaints, make several attempts to help him uncurl it, but nothing works until Geraldine the Jersey cow suggests they stretch it out and submerge it in the mud. The mud dries, and lo, Tom has the tail of his dreams. But its sharp point pokes his brothers and sisters and makes life so impossible that he is turned out of the sty and forced to remain alone?until a driving rain washes off the mud and restores his tail to its original shape. Warnes's cartoon illustrations, done on textured paper, are large with white borders and alive with the bright colors of springtime. Text and pictures work in perfect harmony. As an added bonus, a small blue butterfly flits from scene to scene among the comic animals, ready to be spotted by observant readers. And the ironic twist on the last page will help them feel much wiser than a piglet who just doesn't seem to learn his lesson. A perfect read-aloud, this is one barnyard youngsters will want to visit often.?Marianne Saccardi, Norwalk Community-Technical College, CT
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Book Description Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Warnes, Tim (illustrator). First U.S. Edition. First pub in Gr Brit by Magi Publications. A little pig does not like his curly tail, and sets out to fix it. Seller Inventory # 1552
Book Description Little Brown & Co, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110316133418
Book Description Little Brown & Co (Juv), 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0316133418
Book Description Little Brown & Co, 1995. Condition: New. Tim Warnes (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0316133418
Book Description Little Brown & Co. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0316133418 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.1064588
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0316133418