‘Pierre: A Cautionary Tale’ – Look at this Book!

* Every Tuesday we introduce you to a favorite book from our secret book room, and give you a unique “recipe for fun” this week over on our Book Cook page…


Today’s great book:  Pierre:  A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue by Maurice Sendak (1962, HarperCollins)

Time to Read: short and funny; bedtime or anytime

Summary: from www.goodreads.com…Pierre’s ‘I don’t care!’ intrigues a hungry lion. ‘A story with a moral air about Pierre, who learned to care.’

Best Quote: “I don’t care,” said Pierre.

Our View: The moment you start reading this book you are going to love every word and idea of it.  The rhyming rhythm makes it so easy and accessible for a read-aloud and the several characters (mother, father, doctor, son, lion) are so much to read in different voices.  This is a favorite at our house.  Our youngest found it in a box of books for sale at a local church bazaar and we bought for a quarter.  I’ll never forget her reading it to us from the backseat of the car on the way home that day.  We laughed and were so surprised by this little book with the big heart.  We learned one thing – it pays to care!

Remember to visit our Book Cook page for the recipe – “Lion’s Mouth!” – created by the kids to accompany this particular book.

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