Pippin the cat wouldn’t take a bath. Because he wouldn’t, all kinds of funny (and stinky!) things start happening to him. In hilarious and unforgettable ways, Pippin is challenged with realizing his actions not only affect himself, but others, too. Will his parents and classmates get him to change his mind?
Pippin, No Lickin’ addresses the consequences of personal actions with young readers. This colorful and endearing story establishes with children that parental wisdom is for their own health and safety and helps them develop an understanding of selfishness. Pippin’s adventures even teach colors to very young readers along the way! Parents and children alike will enjoy this introduction to an immediately classic and memorable character in Pippin the cat.
|Publisher:||Morgan James Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Layne Ihde writes stories. He has written and published forty songs, releasing three albums and two EPs internationally on independent labels, getting placement on television shows and performing across the country. He also writes sci fi and fantasy short stories and is working on a fantasy novel. He has written five children’s books, the first of which is Pippin No Lickin’ based on the life and fictitious adventures of his favorite pet cat. Layne Ihde lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and their cat, a white tabby named Lizzie. He feels it is the perfect place to foster and incubate his creativity and story writing in all its forms.
Artist/Illustrator Linda Pierce of Rock Hill Farm Studio has been drawing for kids for some 30+ years, and has done work for nearly every publisher in the US and abroad. A BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design studying under such instructors as Chris Van Allsburg (“Polar Express, Jumanji”), and David Macaulay (“How Things Work”), has made for a well rounded career. She is also a professional Portrait Painter. www.rockhillfarmstudio.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Meet Pippin the cat in the story Pippin No Lickin' by Layne Ihde. Unlike other cats who liked to bathe, Pippin disliked preening and he would do anything else other than self-cleaning. His papa told him that things would get caught in his fur and his mama told him that his fur would get sticky. Pippin smelled so much that the kids in his class felt the paint would soon peel. Things changed when he was walking along one day. A red plastic kazoo got stuck just behind his right shoulder of fuzz and a huge chunk of grape gum got stuck on his tail. He caught sight of his reflection while passing a puddle and by the day of his grade school class pictures, Pippin had become a collection of fur sticky fixtures. Would Pippin decide to change? The story is adorable with a good message; that of being hygienic. I like the way the author handles a relevant topic, making it interesting and entertaining to readers. The illustrations by Linda Pierce are as delightful as the story and they give a good pace and movement to the story, alongside giving Pippin an identity and personality of his own. It is a good story for read aloud and storytelling sessions in classrooms to make children understand the importance of personal hygiene and keeping themselves clean. It is good for bedtime storytelling too and an excellent tool for parents to teach their children about personal hygiene and its importance.
I'm a cat fan myself and I love Black cats. Being a daughter of a nanny and also a lover of both cats and kids, I had to read this when I was asked. This story has great morale about Pippin who refuse to clean himself regardless of how many things are stuck to him. Even though he gets tons of advice from friends and family, he soon learns why he needs to be clean. From the illustrations and the adorable storyline, kids are sure to love Pippin No Lickin'!