In three charming new stories, Poppleton the pig gets help from his friends when his new tree begins to wilt; when he catches a cold; and later, when he decides to wallpaper his house. Learning is great for Poppleton, but it's much better when it's done with friends. Full color.
To the delight of young readers everywhere, Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant has just published Book 4 in the open-ended Poppleton series. Again we find Poppleton the pig surrounded by a community of animal friends helping him solve a series of problems. First, Poppleton discovers a sick tree and all of his neighbors suggest unique ways to help the tree become healthy once again. Then Poppleton himself become sick and his neighbor Cherry Sue brings him a sure cure for his cold, a bowl filled with ten oranges. Poppleton's encounter with the bowl of oranges is hilarious. Comical results also follow Poppleton's attempt to hang wallpaper with his friends, Hudson, a three-inch mouse, Fillmore the goat, and Cherry Sue, the llama. Mark Teague's colorful and life-like illustrations enhance the story and add to the young reader's enjoyment of Poppleton's latest escapades.