OOPS! Tumford's Rude Noises by Nancy Tillman
LIKE MOST LITTLE BOYS,
LIKED TO BE SILLY
AND LIKED TO MAKE NOISE.
Tumford is the cutest little tuxedo kitty you'll ever see, but he's also full of himself. And when an accidental burp surprises him, he notices that his long-suffering parents are a bit appalled. What a great way to catch some attention and create an uproar!
Soon Tumford turns up with a uproarious repertoire, as he tries out his rude noises in all the wrong times and places.
HE WASN'T JUST LOUD.
TUMFORD WAS RUDE.
Tumford's rude noises progress from loud drumming at dawn and party balloons popping to the perfectly improper and utterly unspeakable, particularly at a public meeting of the Sweet Apple Guild.
CAN YOU GUESS WHAT TUMFORD STOUT DID?
THAT'S RIGHT! YOU GUESSED IT, HEAVENS FORBID!
Something clearly must be done! Tumford suddenly finds himself out of the game, alone in time-out, and no longer the center of attention. In fact, being banished, considered a social outcast, is a rather lonely role for a born showoff.
It's time to repent in Nancy Tillman's latest Tumford tale, Tumford's Rude Noises (Feiwel & Friends, 2012). As in her Tumford the Terrible, youngsters will get a good giggle and perhaps a lesson or two in manners and consideration from Tumford's memorable unfortunate example.