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What’s Wrong, Little Pookie? (2007): I Haz a Mad

Sandra Boynton, What’s Wrong, Little Pookie? (Robin Corey Books, 2007)


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Is there anything sadder than a pig crying? ANYTHING?

Boynton’s first (of five, at least as of this writing) Pookie books features Pookie the pig and his long-suffering mother trying to figure out why the petulant little Pook is in a foul mood. Anyone who has ever had kids, or been in contact with them for a substantial amount of time, is going to empathize all too well, and Boynton’s abilities with rhythm and rhyme are well-documented enough, I think, that I can simply mention them and move on. We’ve read all five of the Pookie books at our house multiple times, and of the five, this is my favorite by a nose (though for the record, Bean the Pookie fanatic’s favorite is Let’s Dance, Little Pookie!.) Classic Boynton. ****


A dramatic performance of the work under consideration.

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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