Tumford the Terrible

A funny cat caper about learning to say sorry!

Nancy Tillman (author)



“Tumford the Terrible,” by Nancy Tillman, is a charming tale of a mischievous cat learning to say sorry. This heartwarming story teaches children about manners and the power of apologies, emphasizing that love remains strong, even amidst mistakes. A delightful read for teaching important life lessons to young minds.

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Number of pages: 32

Published: 04 January 2024

SKU: 9781035002948 Categories: ,


Dive into the whimsical world of Tumford, a mischievous cat with a heart of gold, in Nancy Tillman’s delightful book, “Tumford the Terrible.” From the bestselling author of “On the Night You Were Born,” this engaging story captures the essence of learning life’s important lessons with humor and charm.

Tumford may not be a terrible cat by nature, but his curious antics often lead to a trail of mishaps. Whether it’s leaving muddy footprints, causing chaos at elegant gatherings, or sending fragile items tumbling, Tumford knows how to stir up a little trouble. Despite his mischievous ways, expressing remorse doesn’t come easy to him. The words “I’m sorry” seem to be the hardest for Tumford to say.

This beautifully illustrated book is more than just a tale of a cat’s misadventures. It’s a heartwarming journey of self-discovery and manners, teaching children the power and importance of an apology. As Tumford struggles with his feelings and learns to express them, young readers are gently guided on the significance of saying sorry and acknowledging their actions.

Nancy Tillman’s “Tumford the Terrible” stands out as a funny, yet touching story that resonates with both children and adults. It’s a reminder that love and understanding prevail, even when we make mistakes. This book is perfect for parents and educators looking to instill values of responsibility and empathy in young minds.

Embark on more adventures and life lessons with Nancy Tillman’s collection of heartwarming stories, including “Tumford’s Rude Noises,” “Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You,” and “It’s Time to Sleep, My Love.” Each story, including “Tumford the Terrible,” is crafted with love, making them timeless reads for children everywhere.

Additional information

Weight 198 g
Dimensions 26 × 26.1 × 0.8 cm