Sidney, a rather rotund pig, loves to write rhyming poems for his friends' birthdays. On one such occasion, he realizes his own name doesn't rhyme with anything except . . . well, kidney. This just will not do. Sidney resolves to change his name to Joe, an extremely rhyme-able name. But being "Joe" is hard to remember. His friends aren't that keen on it. And when Sidney's mom finds out, she's crushed. After all, Sidney was named after his great-great-great-grandfather, the inventor of the mop! What's a pig with a non-rhyming name to do? Jane Sutton's text is full of laughs, and wonderfully complemented by Renata Gallio's charming characters, quirky details, and rolling perspectives. Kids will love Sidney's solution and identify with his name-changing plight.
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I love to read this book to children because it lends itself to fun rhyming activities afterwards.From the Inside Flap:
Sidney loves to write rhyming poems for his friends' birthdays, until he realizes his own name doesn't rhyme with anything except...well, kidney. What's a pig with a non-rhyming name to do? Aha! Sidney decides to change his--with unexpectedly hilarious and poignant results.
For any kid who's ever wished for a new name, Sidney's story offers plenty of laughs, and a reassuring dose of subtle and sound advice.
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Book Description Dial, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110803727534
Book Description Dial. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0803727534 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1307548