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The Adventures of Prickly Porky (Dover Children's Thrift Classics) Paperback – July 3, 1996
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There is a new neighbor in the Green Forest, Prickly Porky the Porcupine. His reoccurring mischievous prank takes center stage in this book. His friends, Peter Rabbit, Unc' Billy Possum and Jimmy Skunk are involved in his antics too.
One day Peter Rabbit happens to see a strange thing which scares him quite a deal, he unknowingly tells the rest of the forest of the thing he saw, and this begins a long series of events that ends up humiliating some of the most hated residents of the forest. For Peter eventually learns the truth of what scared him so, and together with his friends they start scaring known predators such as Reddy Fox, Granny Fox and Ole Man Coyote. What is scaring them? - Why it is none other than Prickly Porky in disguise.
Fans of Burgess' classic series of children's books will no doubt love this edition in his series. It teaches the same naturalistic morals involving Mother Nature that he is famous for. I hope you give the book a try.
Darien Summers, author of The Mischievous Hare, a children's book.
This is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it. Plus, unlike many of these Dover editions of Thornton Burgess' books, it has honest-to-god original Harrison Cady illustrations.
Harrison Cady did two sets of drawings for this title:
-- Published by Little, Brown, with 6 full-page grayscale illustrations.
-- Published by Grosset & Dunlap, with 14 full-page line drawings, including line-drawing versions of all 6 original grayscale illustrations in the Little, Brown editions, plus many smaller line drawings.
This Dover edition has a weird hybrid: it has the 6 B&W drawings from the Grosset & Dunlap edition that were redrawings of the 6 grayscale illustrations in the Little, Brown edition.
If you're going to print the Grosset & Dunlap illustrations, why not print all 14 of them??? Weird. But the important thing is that they are real Cady drawings.
Anyway, kudos to Dover on getting basically it right for this title. And at such a low price!
If you like these illustrations, I'd recommend finding a used copy of the Grosset & Dunlap edition too, to get the other 8 drawings. A good place to look is AbeBooks dot com.
It is very well writen and if you're up for an easy read then read this.
I would highly recomend this for all ages
disclosure : a fabulous kid
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I grew up on these and LOVED them! Never tired of hearing them over and over again. If you read to your children or grandchildren, you'll want them all.Published 9 months ago by greatexpectations
Thornton Burgess.....need I say more? Another great classic by author Burgess!Published 14 months ago by Lee E Moore
This is the perfect read aloud for children of multiple ages. I've read this series for nearly 8 years to my 3 kids. It doesn't get old.Published on May 22, 2014 by D. V.
My children enjoy all the Burgess books as read alouds. We recommend them to families who enjoy good old fashioned story telling!Published on February 6, 2014 by EMR
My grandson really enjoyed this. I would recommend this one for young readers. Lots of adventure. Keeps the readers interest.Published on March 2, 2013 by Linda Sperry