Tom's Tail

Linda Jennings, Author, Tim Warnes, Illustrator Little Brown and Company $14.95 (1p) ISBN 978-0-316-13341-8
Jennings (The Dog Who Found Christmas) and debut illustrator Warnes create a barnyard's worth of likable characters in this unassuming but pleasant lesson in self-acceptance. The titular Tom, a pink piglet, dislikes his ``curly-twirly'' tail and would prefer a ``plumy tail'' like Sam the sheepdog or a ``long, swishy tail'' like Hannibal the horse. Tom's farm-animal friends tug his tail and ultimately cake it with mud to keep it stiff and straight. But Tom accidentally pokes his pals painfully with his now-pointy tail; when rain washes him clean, he admits he's better off with his original equipment. Warnes depicts Tom's adventures in opaque hues on fibrous beige or baby-blue stock. Although his illustrations are conventional, expressive brushstrokes infuse them with a sunny freshness. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 04/03/1995
Release date: 04/01/1995
Show other formats
FORMATS
Paperback - 1 pages - 978-1-58925-383-4
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-613-82625-9
Prebound-Other - 978-0-606-31203-5
Hardcover - 24 pages - 978-0-7737-2849-3
Hardcover - 32 pages - 978-1-85430-915-0
Hardcover - 32 pages - 978-1-85430-279-3
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.