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|Churchill's tale of tails|
Author: Sandu, Anca
After losing his tail, Churchill the pig's friends help him search for a new one but he becomes so caught up in how each new tail makes him feel, he forgets his friends completely.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.80
Points: .5 Quiz: 163838
Kirkus Reviews (01/01/14)
School Library Journal (02/01/14)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 02/01/2014 PreS-Gr 1—What makes a pig feel like a pig? What does he value above all, and what makes him feel proud, even great? Churchill the pig has many talents and friends, but it is his tail that gives him joy and makes him feel unique. When it goes missing one day, he sits bereft until his pals volunteer their "spares." Zebra, Peacock, and Tiger all offer extra tails to replace the lost appendage. In a flurry of opportunities to try new tails, Churchill loses something even more precious; he has forgotten his friends. A gentle pastel palette of digitally created scenes features the lightest touch of texture and shading of Churchill, his animal friends, and their surroundings. A strong eye for detail and variation of cell size encourage readers to look closely at art on walls or open doors in Churchill's world. Where is Churchill's tail? Are his friendships lost, too? A new friend helps him find the solution for both problems in this delightful dose of fantasy. "Spare tails" help emphasize the generous gift of friendship and its careful nurture.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.