Little Pookie


This book introduces Pookie, in a sweet sort-of counting book. Mom lists ten particular things she knows about Pookie. ("You like macaroni. You're suspicious of peas.") punctuated by brief comments by Pookie. A perfect ending awaits.

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This book introduces Pookie, in a sweet sort-of counting book. Mom lists ten particular things she knows about Pookie. ("You like macaroni. You're suspicious of peas.") punctuated by brief comments by Pookie. A perfect ending awaits.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Little Pookie's thin fifth outing feels like a belated introduction to the character, as his mother details 10 things about her beloved little one. "1. You like macaroni./ 2. You're suspicious of peas./ 3. You are happy outdoors with your ears in the breeze," Little Pookie's mother says, as the piglet sits on a tree swing. It's a marginal addition, but Little Pookie's toddler personality still shines. Up to age 3. (Aug.)
Kirkus Reviews
Mama lists 11 of Little Pookie's special attributes. The youngster's characteristics range from picky eating habits (watch those peas, please!) to a love of the outdoors. His brief responses add contrast to his mother's assertions. He gives an enthusiastic "Yes!" to dirt and grime, but his mother's comment that he enjoys baths receives a half-hearted "maybe" that says it all. His mom describes his favorite activities with pride. "You like the piano, though the keys are so high." Pookie's age-appropriate interests are spot-on; his father's oversized shirt trails on the ground when he plays dress-up. Reading a familiar story summarizes the love between mother and little one. Brisk pacing highlights spare rhymes that focus on the young ham's individualized preferences. Prolific Boynton's trademark format, ample white space and squiggly lines, adds delightful personality, from Pookie's bunny slippers to his wish for superhero flight. Kids will delight in meeting this tiny porker with a huge personality. (Board book. 1-4)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375871757
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Pages: 18
  • Sales rank: 190,769
  • Age range: 3 months - 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 5.46 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Boynton

SANDRA BOYNTON is the beloved author and illustrator of over 50 books, with more than 30 million of them in print. Since 1975, her well-known greeting cards have sold more than 300 million copies, "mostly to family and friends," she says. She was the recipient of the 2008 Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Cartoonists Society's highest honor. Boynton is also a Grammy-nominated record producer and songwriter. Sandra lives, works, and goofs off in the foothills of the Berkshires with her husband, whitewater racer/expeditionist Jamie McEwan, and their four perfect children.

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    1. Hometown:
      "Somewhere in rural Connecticut"
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 3, 1953
    2. Place of Birth:
      Orange, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School

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