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Tumford the Terrible

byNancy TillmanIllustratorNancy Tillman

Hardcover | May 24, 2011

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Tumford isn't really a terrible cat. He just has a way of finding mischief-tracking dirt into the house, knocking over breakable things, and disrupting fancy parties. But even though he feels bad, he has a hard time saying, "I'm sorry." Will the fact that his owners love him, no matter what, help Tummy say the magic words?

Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book On the Night You Were Born and its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year. Her other books include Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You and The Spirit of Christmas. A former advertising executive, Tillm...
Title:Tumford the TerribleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.12 × 10.06 × 0.34 inPublished:May 24, 2011Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312368402

ISBN - 13:9780312368401


Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite read aloud This is such a cute, funny story
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! I am a HUGE Nancy Tillman fan! This book is very fun and funny and teaches children why it is important to apologize. She gets her point across in such a kind, gentle way. Her artwork (as always) is impeccable!
Date published: 2014-09-20

Read from the Book

…But oh, dear and oh, my
There was one small pity.
Tumford, it seems, was a most stubborn kitty.
In spite of the manners he often forgot
He would not say, "I'm sorry."
Oh, no, he would not!

Editorial Reviews

"Tumford exists to deliver a lesson on the importance of apologizing sincerely; with his chubby tummy and slick yellow boots, he looks as if he might have had some interesting adventures, but Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) stays on message." -Publishers Weekly

"Tummy marches jubilantly in yellow galoshes, a Puss-in-Boots extraordinaire." -Chicago Tribune