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Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue (original 1962; edition 1991)
Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue by Maurice Sendak (1962)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0064432521, Paperback)Oh, that naughty boy! No matter what his parents say, Pierre just doesn't care.
"What would you like to eat?"
Even when a hungry lion comes to pay a call, Pierre won't snap out of his ennui. Every child has one of these days sometimes. Mix in a stubborn nature, a touch of apathy, and a haughty pout, and it can turn noxious. Parents may cajole, scold, bribe, threaten--all to no avail. When this mood strikes, the Pierres of the world will not budge, even for the carnivorous king of beasts. Created by one of the best-loved author-illustrators of children's books, Maurice Sendak, this 1962 cautionary tale is hardly a pedantic diatribe against children who misbehave. Still, by the end of the lilting, witty story, most children will take the moral (Care!) to heart. Pierre's downward-turned eyebrows, his parents' pleading faces, and the lion's almost sympathetic demeanor as he explains that he will soon eat Pierre, make the package perfect. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:54 -0400)
A boy tells everyone he doesn't care until a lion shows him that there could be good reasons to care.
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