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 series 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