YUM! by Colin McNaughton


Age Range: 4 - 8
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In the further adventures of Preston Pig (Preston’s Goal, 1998, etc.), Wolf is after the amiable pig, who suggests gainful employment for the carnivore so that he can buy—rather than scheme over and trap—all the food he wants. Preston offers a number of examples’soccer player, astronaut, schoolteacher, pilot, poet, sailor—all professions that the wolf twists into visions of porcine gluttony. Preston’s father throws a great iron cooking pot on the wolf’s head before those visions can become reality. Adding up to little more than a conversation between old foes, this book has one strength—presenting again the innocence of Preston in the face of all that malice. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-15-202064-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1999