Saturday, March 31, 2012

Children's Book Saturday: "Tumford the Terrible" By: Nancy Tillman Review

"Tumford the Terrible"
Written & Illustrated By: Nancy Tillman

Synopsis from Amazon:

Tumford isn’t really a terrible cat. He just has a way of finding mischief—tracking dirt into the house, knocking over breakable things, and disrupting fancy parties. But even though he feels bad, he has a hard time saying, “I’m sorry.” Will the fact that his owners love him, no matter what, help Tummy say the magic words? 

My Thoughts:
      “Tumford the Terrible” is a story about a cat named Tumford Stoutt who doesn't like to say sorry. He has a really great human family that makes him pies and takes him on vacation, but the one thing he can't do is say sorry when he does something wrong. Instead, he hides, which doesn't help anyone.
     Written in a rhyming prose, Tumford is an incredibly cute story with wonderful illustrations. While teaching a great lesson to children, they will enjoy the creative artwork. A great read aloud for children, I would suggest this story for the preschool age group.
Illustration from "Tumford the Terrible" By: Nancy Tillman 
My favorite quote:

“And so, there you go, that's the end of the story
of how Tumford Stoutt finally said he was sorry.

There aren't always cheers when he knocks over platters,
but he's always loved,
and that's all that matters.”
Illustration by: Nancy Tillman
Book Details

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Date of Publication: May 24, 2011
# of Pages: 32
ISBN: 978-0312368401

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