Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue

Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue

by Maurice Sendak

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Overview

For over fifty years, children have cared about Pierre, the little boy who doesn’t care about anything—until he meets a lion!

Now in a larger, 5 x 7  trim size, Pierre will continue to make children giggle while also being reminded in the funniest of ways that “I don't care!” can become a problem.

This beloved classic from Maurice Sendak has helped generations of children put aside "I don't care!" as an answer. This edition is perfect for lap sharing and as a baby shower gift.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062854421
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 155,960
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.


Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.

Hometown:

Ridgefield, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

June 10, 1928

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York

Education:

Art Students' League

Table of Contents

Prologue 7(2)
Chapter 1
9(10)
Chapter 2
19(8)
Chapter 3
27(10)
Chapter 4
37(6)
Chapter 5
43

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Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a book that I was read when I was a child. Now I am reading it to my own daughter and she just can't get enough of it! I would recommend it to young readers.
fullerl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a story that is exactly what it says it will be: a cautionary tale, that has five chapters and a prologue. The simple rhyming is funny and begs to be read again and again. A wonderful lesson to learn, 'CARE!'
NataliaLucia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Personal Response: I laughed a lot while reading this book.Curricular Connection: This book could be read aloud to a Kindergarten class. Afterwards, students could talk about times they've been naughty to their parents.
abruser on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pierre has trouble listening to his parents. Anytime they try and get him to do something he says, "I don't care!". A hungry lion comes along and teaches a Pierre a lesson about following rules and listening. The book is split up into a couple of chapters and is longer than an average picture book. The story is written in rhythm and rhyme making it easier for young children to read. It would be a good book for beginner readers to learn to read independently.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandchildren were captivated by this book, as were my children when they read it years ago. A must have in your child's library!
Kristin08 More than 1 year ago
I read this book so many times when I was a kid. 30+ years later and I could probably still recite it word for word.
GrammiePoet More than 1 year ago
A Sendak classic, Pierre is a good tale to introduce to your toddler or preschooler - whenever you hear the response "I don't care!" Pierre didn't care about anything his parents told him - until that visit to the zoo when he was eaten by a lion! Fortunately, Pierre is saved and has learned his lesson - "I care!" My nearly-three-year-old grandson enjoyed the story - as did his father before him. Although he still sometimes say he doesn't care, the story serves as a gentle reminder that perhaps he should pay attention.
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enrich1FL More than 1 year ago
I teach preschool, and have been a big fan of Maurice Sendak for years. This book is one one the favorites every year. I give my class the role of Pierre, and they have to say, "I DON'T CARE!" on cue, throughout the story. They love it! The first reading is full of surprise as the events unfold, and even a bit of fear, but then the children ask for this book over and over again. It's a true classic, right next to Where The Wild Things Are, in our library.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My parents use to read this book to me because I was just like Pierre. I never cared what about things. Now when I read this book I just laugh becuase I haven't changed much. This is a great book for children just because it is cute and does have somewhat of a lesson in it. This is a great book for your collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pierre has been a favorite of mine since childhood, although I must admit that Max and the wildthings are the absolute greatest. Sendak has a wonderful way of making stories memorable for children of all ages for a lifetime. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
An all time favorite for all my children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is another work of literary art from Maurice Sendak. ('Where the Wild Things Are') Although short in content, this book teaches children to obey their parents/elders and to take intrest in their surroundings. With a comical twist! This was a favorite of mine as a child and still is today!