Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847801555
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Series: Nursery Rhyme Crimes
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.63 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Priscilla Lamont studied graphic design at Canterbury College of Art. A full-time artist, she is a portrait painter as well as a successful children's book illustrator, Her books include Baby Rhyme Time (ISBN 9781845077143), Lovely Old Roly (ISBN 9780711214897) with Michael Rosen, The Hurricane Tree with Libby Purves and Little Bo Beep has Lost Her Sheep in the Nursery Rhyme Crimes series. She lives near Canterbury, Kent.

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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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