Who Took My Hairy Toe?

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Albert Whitman, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Old Tar Pockets was a greedy old man, always taking things that weren't his. One Halloween, while digging for sweet potatoes in his neighbor's garden, he dug up a huge hairy toe! Finders, keepers! he said to himself as he stuffed the toe into his pocket.But also in his pocket was a glob of tar he had stolen, and soon the toe was stuck to the tar and his hand was stuck to the toe! And then that night something big and scary came in search of its missing toe. Who took my hairy toe? the creature's voice kept calling, growing louder and louder, closer and closer ...

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About the author (2001)

Shutta Crum, formerly a librarian, is still an author and storyteller. She was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, and now lives with her husband in Michigan. Her website is www.shutta.com.

This heartwarming story was beautifully illustrated by Katya Krenina, whose stylized, contemporary illustrations have been lavishly praised by reviewers and heralded as "stunning" by the New York Times Book Review. Publishers Weekly has compared her style to that of Chagall, for its intuitive, dreamlike quality.

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