by Cynthia Rylant

Other authorsMark Teague (Illustrator)
Paperback, 1997



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Scholastic (1997), 56 pages


Poppleton the pig makes a friend, reads a library book about adventure, and helps a sick friend get better.

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LibraryThing member kefoley
This book is a chapter book about the adventures of Poppleton in his new small town away from the big city. Poppleton used to be a city pig but he got tired of the city and moved to a small town. This book is about his new neighbors, the local library, and taking care of friends when they're sick.
LibraryThing member rebecca401
Poppleton is a pig who has many friends. He gets himself into humorous situations and has problems he has to solve. This is a good introduction to reading chapter books.
LibraryThing member ReadAloudDenver
There are three stories in "Poppleton": Neighbors which is about being communicating with and being honest with Cherry Sue that he doesn't always want to come over and eat meals with her, The Library which is about Poppleton's love of readings on Mondays at the Library which is his "favorite day of
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all" and The Pill which is about helping to hide Fillmore's pill inside "Cherry Sue's Heavenly Cake." Poppleton is lovable, funny and fun! These stories also have extensive vocabulary words including lemony, sunroom, museum, harmonica, dripping, parade, seriously and adventure.
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LibraryThing member emleonard
What a great and funny beginners chapter book. It could help children open up and talk about things and maybe help them want to read and help others. A pig name Poppleton lives in the country and has many friends that teach him different ways to handle certain situations that he is going through.
LibraryThing member debrasw
Genre: fantasy

Summary: This story is about a pig who lives in the country. He has many friends and neighbors and in each chapter he demonstrates ways of handling certain situations. For example in the first chapter he deomnstrates the correct way of talking to a friend about needing alone time.
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The next lesson talks about much he loves to read, reinforcing childrens love of books. The third was about taking care of our friends.

Critique: i thought it was a good book. I thought it would get things to think about how they treat their friends and maybe demonstrate how to talk to a friend about something they may not like very much. I might use this if i notice that in my class students are not confronting each other.

Grade: 2 or 3
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LibraryThing member AMQS
This is the first book in a funny and silly series for early readers. Poppleton the pig is new in town. After initial awkwardness, he becomes fast friends with his neighbor Cherry Sue, develops a library ritual, and tries to help a friend make his medicine more palatable.

Curriculum: the books
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offer hilarious models for etiquette, negotiating with friends, and problem solving.

Rylant, C. & Teague, M. (1997). Poppleton. New York: Blue Sky Press.
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Original language


Physical description

8.5 inches


059084783X / 9780590847834

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