Poppleton Everyday

Poppleton Everyday

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by Cynthia Rylant

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The three easy-to-read tales in this charming new addition to the series feature Poppleton as he goes stargazing, buys a bed, and sails. Full color. 48 pp. Ages 4-7. Pub: 4/98.


The three easy-to-read tales in this charming new addition to the series feature Poppleton as he goes stargazing, buys a bed, and sails. Full color. 48 pp. Ages 4-7. Pub: 4/98.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Three amusing outings feature Poppleton pig and his friends. In the first, Poppleton can't enjoy looking at the stars because the vast sky makes him dizzy, but his friend Hudson solves the problem. In the second, Poppleton decides it is time to replace his bed and he gives the poor saleslady a real workout. The final outing has Poppleton out for a sail with his friend Fillmore, but he really can't seem to relax. Early readers will find humor in these pleasant stories and should have a real sense of accomplishment when they finish them.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2This sincere and affable pig will make beginning readers giggle with three new adventures. In "The Sky," Poppleton and his pal Hudson, a mouse, stargaze in the backyard. When Hudson notices that his friend's eyes are closed, the pig explains that the vast night sky makes him dizzy. The mouse then cuts a small hole in a blanket and places it over Poppleton's face. Now he sees only a "tiny sky." In the second episode, Poppleton shops for a new bed and is assisted by an efficient feline saleslady. His elaborate testing of the prospective purchase and his requests to make sure the bed suits his habits cause the cat to become increasingly impatient but eventually result in a sale. In the final story, Poppleton is invited aboard Fillmore's new sailboat, where he is told to do nothing but sit back and relax. This proves to be impossible, particularly when the goat's sailboat capsizes, but the pig ends up having the last laugh. The chapter format, and varied settings and characters will give beginning readers relief from a seemingly endless decoding task. The light touches of humor are enhanced by the engaging art filled with expression and charm. It's more colorful and interesting than the illustrations found in many easy readers.Lisa S. Murphy, formerly at Dauphin County Library System, Harrisburg, PA

Product Details

Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
Poppleton, #3
Sales rank:
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.14(d)
250L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of many beloved books for young people, including the Mr. Putter & Tabby series, the novel Missing May, which received the Newbery Medal, and the Little Whistle series. She lives on an island in Puget Sound, Washington. ARTHUR HOWARD is best known as the illustrator of Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Putter & Tabby series. He is also the illustrator of Kathi Appelt's Bubba and Beau series and has written and illustrated three picture books of his own: Hoodwinked; When I Was Five, an ABA's Pick of the Lists and a Crayola Kids Best Book; and Cosmo Zooms, an IRA-CBC Children's Choice. He lives in New York City.

As a child in West Virginia, Cynthia Rylant never dreamed of becoming a writer. In her free time, she devoured Archie comic books and paperback romances and enjoyed the outdoors. But after taking one college English class, she was, “hooked on great writing… I didn’t know about this part of me until I went to college-didn’t know I loved beautiful stories.” And one night, inspired by the Southern writer James Agee, she sat down and wrote When I Was Young in the Mountains. Named a Caldecott Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, it was an instant success.

Since that night, Rylant hasn’t stopped creating wonderful books. Her stories explore friendship, love, grief, and other mysteries, and often draw on her memories of growing up in Appalachia. “I get a lot of personal gratification thinking of those people who don’t get any attention in the world and making them really valuable in my fiction-making them absolutely shine with their beauty.”

She lives with her many pets in the Pacific Northwest.

Mark Teague is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator whose books include the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling How Do Dinosaurs... series, the LaRue series, FIREHOUSE!, FUNNY FARM, and many other humorous picture books. Mark lives in New York state with his wife and their two daughters.

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Poppleton Everyday 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
cynthiaAZ More than 1 year ago
My 1st grader had read this in class and begged to have at home. Now i know why. Absolutely adorable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago