Book Series

The Nutshell Library Books

In order from Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue to Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months
Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue
One Was Johnny: A Counting Book
Alligators All Around: An Alphabet
Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months
Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue
board • 38 Pages
Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue
5.0
Series
Book #1

Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue

Written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak
4 - 8
Reading age
38
Page count
Jan 10, 1962
Publication date
Physical book
$7.95
$7.39

Summary

Pierre, along with the other three classic Nutshell Library titles (Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, and One Was Johnny), is the first board book edition of Maurice Sendak’s original work! You loved Nutshell Library as a miniature collection, and these large board books make it even easier for children to share with their grown-up readers. For over fifty years, children have cared about Pierre, Maurice Sendak’s story about a little boy who doesn’t care about anything. And they will continue to care about this classic cautionary tale in this durable board book format.

The Nutshell Library Series

Published from 1962 - 2017
4 books
board • 38 Pages
Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue
Physical book
$7.95$7.39
board • 46 Pages
One Was Johnny: A Counting Book
6.0
Series
Physical book
$7.95$7.39
picture • 32 Pages
Alligators All Around: An Alphabet
Paperback
$7.95$7.39
board • 32 Pages
Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months
5.3
Series
Board book
$7.95$7.39
YearTitlePages
1962Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue38
1962One Was Johnny: A Counting Book46
1962Alligators All Around: An Alphabet32
2017Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months32

The Creative Behind the Books

    Author & Illustrator
    Maurice Sendak

    Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983, Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution of arts in America. He illustrated over 80 books. He died May 8, 2012.

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