Pippin No Lickin'

Pippin No Lickin'


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Pippin the cat wouldn’t take a bath. Because he wouldn’t, all kinds of funny (and stinky!) things start happening to him. In hilarious and unforgettable ways, Pippin is challenged with realizing his actions not only affect himself, but others, too. Will his parents and classmates get him to change his mind?

Pippin, No Lickin’ addresses the consequences of personal actions with young readers. This colorful and endearing story establishes with children that parental wisdom is for their own health and safety and helps them develop an understanding of selfishness. Pippin’s adventures even teach colors to very young readers along the way! Parents and children alike will enjoy this introduction to an immediately classic and memorable character in Pippin the cat.

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ISBN-13: 9781683509561
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 9 Years

About the Author

Layne Ihde writes stories. He has written and published forty songs, releasing three albums and two EPs internationally on independent labels, getting placement on television shows and performing across the country. He also writes sci fi and fantasy short stories and is working on a fantasy novel. He has written five children’s books, the first of which is Pippin No Lickin’ based on the life and fictitious adventures of his favorite pet cat. Layne Ihde lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and their cat, a white tabby named Lizzie. He feels it is the perfect place to foster and incubate his creativity and story writing in all its forms.

Artist/Illustrator Linda Pierce of Rock Hill Farm Studio has been drawing for kids for some 30+ years, and has done work for nearly every publisher in the US and abroad. A BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design studying under such instructors as Chris Van Allsburg (“Polar Express, Jumanji”), and David Macaulay (“How Things Work”), has made for a well rounded career. She is also a professional Portrait Painter. www.rockhillfarmstudio.com.

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Cats know to bathe from the minute they're born. If their mamas don't show them, they'd still somehow learn.

But Pippin was different, he didn't like preening, he'd rather do anything else than self-cleaning.

"Your fur will get sticky!" his mama would say. And papa said, "Things may get caught there and stay!"

And the kids in his class were all starting to feel the smell from his coat would soon make the paint peel.

But he wouldn't listen, he went his own way until some odd things started happening one day.

He was walking along just humming a tune, felt something and turned, a red plastic kazoo

was stuck just behind his right shoulder of fuzz, but hey, it was there if he wanted to buzz!


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