Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

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by Priscilla Lamont
     
 

Tom, Tom the Piper's son Stole a pig and away he run…

Find out the real reason why Tom took the pig away from the farm, and see what really happened to the pig afterwards in this charming and funny subversion of a well-known nursery rhyme - with a happy ending!

A witty rhyming text is accompanied by gently humorous watercolour paintings, making this a

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Tom, Tom the Piper's son Stole a pig and away he run…

Find out the real reason why Tom took the pig away from the farm, and see what really happened to the pig afterwards in this charming and funny subversion of a well-known nursery rhyme - with a happy ending!

A witty rhyming text is accompanied by gently humorous watercolour paintings, making this a book that is perfect to read alone or together, in the classroom or at home.

Part of the new Nursery Rhyme Crimes series along with previous title Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep.

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From the Publisher

"Then one day I heard the words
that any pig must dread.
'BACON, HAM, and SAUSAGES!'
was what the farmer said.
Next morning Tom soon understood
he mustn’t hesitate —
and so we took off on his bike
to save me from my fate."

— from the book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847801555
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Series:
Nursery Rhyme Crimes Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Tom, Tom, the Piper’s son,
Stole a pig and away did run.
The pig was eat and Tom was beat
and Tom went howling down the street.

I say that rhyme’s all wrong because that’s really not the way it was.

Tom used to come and play his pipes,
which quite puffed out his cheeks.

No one liked the noise but me,
I loved the squawky squeaks.

I’d dance for him a piggy dance,
or sing a piggy song

And sometimes, just to make him laugh,
I’d make a piggy pong.

The one day I heard the words
that any pig must dread.

“BACON, HAM and SAUSAGES!”
was what the farmer said.

Next morning Tom soon understood
he mustn’t hesitate –

and so we took off on his bike
to save me from my fate.

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