Pog Climbs Mount Everest

Peter Haswell, Author Orchard Books (NY) $13.95 (26p) ISBN 978-0-531-05873-2
It is a pleasure to welcome back the congenially confused pig introduced in Pog. With a knack for making the illogical seem logical, the Pooh-like Pog gets himself into--and out of--some highly unconventional dilemmas. Here, the thirsty Pog scales a pile of books stacked on a chair, in hopes of reaching his teapot on a high hutch. His vain ascent proves so enjoyable, he decides to tackle Mount Everest. Setting out with characteristic vagueness (uncertain as to the mountain's whereabouts, he questions a few inanimate objects), Pog finally gets on the right track. Ladder in hand, he walks for four years before reaching his destination. After several false starts, the determined animal succeeds--according to his calculations, ``Not only have I climbed Mount Everest, I've climbed it TWO AND A QUARTER TIMES!'' But still he yearns for a spot of tea, so down Pog comes and home he runs. His ladder now gives him easy access to the teapot, and at long last the harried creature fixes himself some tea. Haswell's comically convoluted story and amusingly illustrated pages are filled with just the brand of silliness that kids love. Ages 3-6. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1990
Release date: 01/01/1990
Hardcover - 26 pages - 978-0-531-08473-1
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