Author: Sandra Boynton

Plot Summary: This story is about a little pig named Pookie and his mother. Pookie is sad and his mother is trying to figure out why. She asks him a serious of questions, trying to guess what might be wrong, and then eventually she asks him what's wrong and he says, "I forget."

Posted In: Ethics

Discussion Questions:

Can a person be sad without knowing why?
What is sadness? Is it the opposite of happiness or something else?
How can you forget something that was affecting you so deeply?
Are feelings important?
Are feelings real?
Why didn’t the mom just ask Pookie what was wrong from the beginning?

Contributed by Gobe Hirata