SAILAWAY HOME by Bruce Degen


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The fantastic adventures of a little pig who ""leaves"" his parents in order to fight pirates, to fly on a butterfly, and to ""Sailaway, sailaway,/Over the foam./Blow with the gale away,/Bail with a pail away,/Hitch to a whale, and then/Sailaway home."" The rhymes always follow the same short and bouncy pattern; the animals look like toys, and the adventures are always rooted in a domestic setting. Degen's characteristically colorful illustrations look effortless but display real craftsmanship and are quietly inventive. Perfect for toddlers showing their first signs of independence.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1996
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Scholastic