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Tumford the Terrible Hardcover – May 24, 2011
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A Look Inside Tumford the Terrible
“Tumford exists to deliver a lesson on the importance of apologizing sincerely; with his chubby tummy and slick yellow boots, he looks as if he might have had some interesting adventures, but Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) stays on message.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Tummy marches jubilantly in yellow galoshes, a Puss-in-Boots extraordinaire.” ―Chicago Tribune
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Top Customer Reviews
In Tumford the Terrible, Tillman goes in a slightly different direction. The message of unconditional love remains, but the story is more humorous, focusing on Tumford Stoutt, the beloved cat of Georgy and Violet Stoutt. Tumford seems to possess a certain carelessness - or perhaps he simply jumps into situations without considering the consequences. Either way, a trail of muddy footprints, broken dishes and spilled paint are likely to follow in his wake. The mishaps can't shake Georgy and Violet's love for their cat (because "love isn't measured in muddy galoshes or broken tea dishes or trampled-on squashes. No, love is a thing that just happens, you see... like the way I love you and the way you love me"). But the Stoutts are saddened by Tummy's inability to apologize when his actions cause destruction of one sort or another. Tummy would rather hide than say he's sorry - that most difficult word.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A sweet little story with a good rhyme scheme that's fun for parents to read. The illustrations are lovely, and the high-contrast black and white kitty means that even very young... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kate
My little girl is 2 and her favorite animal is a cat. She adores this book! Such a cute little story. Definitely recommend.Published 23 days ago by Rachel
The story is cute and funny, but with the very good message that saying sorry doesn't have to be so bad. In fact, it can make things a whole lot easier when you do. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Monica