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Poppleton: 05/01/10

Poppleton cover art (Link goes to Powells)Cynthia Rylant has written more than 100 books for children. Her career spans back to 1982 but I only "discovered" her a couple years ago. Sean and I chose Poppleton from the library because it's a collaboration between Cynthia Rylant and illustrator Mark Teague.

Poppleton is a gentleman pig who has moved to a small town to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Over the course of the book Poppleton meets his next door neighbor and settles into his new life. For instance, on Monday's he goes to the library to read a book.

It's a cute chapter book in the vein of the  George and Martha or Frog and Toad books.

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Comment #1: Tuesday, May, 4, 2010 at 23:31:52

The1stdaughter

This looks wonderful! A great book possibly teaching manners without being too pushy? I love the illustrations too! Thanks for sharing!



Comment #2: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 22:36:33

Pussreboots

The manners are taught by example but are a minor piece of the book. It's really more about the ups and downs of moving to a new town.



Comment #3: Thursday, May, 6, 2010 at 13:39:43

The1stdaughter

Definitely still thinking it sounds very cute and I'm going to have to try and find it. Thank you!



Comment #4: Friday, May 7, 2010 at 18:00:33

Pussreboots

Absolutely. You really can't go wrong with a book illustrated by Mark Teague or written by Cynthia Rylant.