Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Pippin and the Incredible Shrinking Piglet

Author: Cathleen
Nominator: Larner
2008 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Shire

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: Pippin worries that Tulip will shrink after his mother's warning not to put her in the bathtub with him.


Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 4

Alas for Pippin, who's been warned that, being wool, his beloved Tulip is likely to shrink should she fall too many times into hot bathwater. Worried that might happen indeed, he seeks reassurance but still has nightmares about the feared event. One of the best Pippin and Tulip tales, and so very Pippinish. And one with foreshadowing of the time Pippin will be apart from his own and in great danger.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 4

One of the things I love about Cathleen's Wee!Pippin and Tulip universe is the sweet relationship he has with his older sisters. Yes, they do fuss a bit with one another, but it's clear that his older sisters cherish their baby brother and do their best to spoil him. I love Pearl as the indulgent older sister in this one! And Pippin's childlike worries about Tulip shrinking away are so cute!

Reviewed by: PipMer -- Score: 3

This was so sweet! Poor Pippin, wondering if his beloved piglet will disappear, lol! I especially liked the end, where Tulip promises Pippin she'll be with him even on the Quest; nice foreshadowing.

Reviewed by: Golden -- Score: 3

I am glad Tulipd did not disappear! ;) I find it sooooooo sweet that Pearl is making all the stuff for Tulip. His family may find Pips antics funny, but they certainly love him to no end.

Reviewed by: SurgicalSteel -- Score: 2

Cathleen's young Pippin is just so incredibly endearing in this, as is the rest of his family and his beloved 'friend,' Tulip. A totally fun, fluffy read from start to finish!

Reviewed by: nancylea -- Score: 1

such a literal lad , at times!