Sidney, a rather rotund pig, loves to write rhyming poems for his friendsa birthdays. On one such occasion, he realizes his own name doesnat rhyme with anything except . . . well, kidney. This just will not do. Sidney resolves to change his name to Joe, an extremely rhyme-able name. But being aJoea is hard to remember. His friends arenat that keen on it. And when Sidneyas mom finds out, sheas crushed. After all, Sidney was named after his greatgreat- great-grandfather, the inventor of the mop! Whatas a pig with a non-rhyming name to do?
Jane Suttonas text is full of laughs, and wonderfully complemented by Renata Gallioas charming characters, quirky details, and rolling perspectives. Kids will love Sidneyas solution and identify with his name-changing plight.