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The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock: 05/19/14
The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock by Bill Peet is a blast from my past, re-introduced to me by my daughter by way of her second grade teacher. That's the funny thing about reading; book recommendations can come from anywhere and old forgotten favorites can resurface.
Prewitt Peacock is the least popular peacock among this ostentation. He has a scraggly tail that when unfolded makes a most unpleasant looking face. It's ugly and scary and not at all in keeping with the peacock way. So he gets teased and harassed and chased about.
That is until the nearby tiger finds a way to get to those tasty looking peafowl. And sure enough, Prewitt's tail is suddenly useful. It's a cute story that builds on the idea of making the best out of an unfortunate situation.
The story was included in my daughter's English text book. It's nice to see the older stories getting new life through inclusion in the text books. Better yet, I'm grateful our local public library has these books on hand so we can check out the full versions to read together.