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By Helen Lester

Being first isn't most sensible, as Pinkerton Pig reveals out after an stumble upon with an average Sand Witch. As continually, Helen Lester's splendidly offbeat humor and Lynn Munsinger's whimsical illustrations bring about a hilarious lesson approximately piggishness. the image booklet duo of Lester and Munsinger has created six earlier books, together with the award-winning cheesy THE PENGUIN.

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Taking no realize, the Sandwitch endured, "You stated, 'Me first. ' You desired to be the 1st to deal with me. good, congratulations! Now simply come alongside to my sand fort. " Grabbing Pinkerton firmly by way of the sleeve, she led him round a couple of bends. earlier than he may possibly say "But I ... " back, the gate to her fort closed. "All correct, my purple, plump, and pushy one, now you take care of me. you could have the distinction of being the 1st to powder my nostril and comb my feet. " Seeing no manner out, Pinkerton powdered her nostril and combed her feet. "Next," she crowed, "you could be the FIRST to place my supper in a bucket and feed me with a shovel. " Pinkerton seemed round. He had no selection. He positioned her supper in a bucket and fed her with a shovel. Rubbing her tummy, the Sandwitch spoke on: "Finally, after you've got had the privilege of being the 1st to clean my dishes and sweep my fortress and do my laundry and curl my hair and tuck me in, you'll be the 1st to inform me a bedtime tale. " Pinkerton washed the dishes, swept the fortress, did the laundry, curled the Sandwitch's hair and tucked her in. The Sandwitch stretched and yawned loudly. "Now the tale. i would like my tale. " Pinkerton was once so drained he may possibly slightly communicate. "I do not know any stories," he whimpered. "Then how approximately making up something—oh, how approximately anything touching on a pushy pig who continually desired to be first? " Pinkerton sighed and commenced, "Once upon a time there lived a pig who continually desired to be first, until eventually in the future he met a sensible Sandwitch—" "Wise and beautiful," minimize within the Sandwitch. "—a clever and lovely Sandwitch who confirmed him that FIRST used to be no longer consistently top. " "Aha! " cackled the Sandwitch. She gave Pinkerton a sluggish, severe, and significant wink. "Have you realized whatever? " "Oh convinced, certain, yes," acknowledged Pinkerton. "I promise i've got. " "In that case, thank you for the care. see you later and solid success. " She opened the gate and Pinkerton sped off so speedy he did not even become aware of the scrumptious sandwich she held out to him. He used to be simply in time to capture the bus. On he scooted—pink, plump, and completely happy to be final.

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