A Garden for Pig

A Garden for Pig

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by Kathryn Thurman, Lindsay M. Ward
     
 

It's not that Pig doesn't like apples. After all, he lives on an apple farm. It's just that Pig is tired of nothing but apples. Apples for breakfast. Apples for lunch. Apples for dinner. Pig wants something more. Something different...Vegetables, maybe?

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It's not that Pig doesn't like apples. After all, he lives on an apple farm. It's just that Pig is tired of nothing but apples. Apples for breakfast. Apples for lunch. Apples for dinner. Pig wants something more. Something different...Vegetables, maybe?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Donna Ashcraft
Follow the adventures of the hungry porker as he pursues his quest for variety in his diet. Tired of apples, Pig sets out to raid the family vegetable garden. This early reader book is full of beautiful color, mixed media illustrations and includes information about growing an organic garden. Pig is adorable and innocently mischievous. This is sure to be a favorite for youngsters and their parents. This selection would be a good classroom introduction to the world of growing plants and gardening with its additional informational pages. Reviewer: Donna Ashcraft
Kirkus Reviews - Kirkus Reviews
Pig is tired of his nothing-but-apples diet from Apple Farm. Apples roasted, baked, sauced and pied are all very well, but he would love to eat something else for a change. With all the defiance a small pig can muster, he busts into the vegetable garden and "accidentally" swallows some squash. Using a light touch, Thurman allows her little pig to demonstrate organic gardening in his pen by stretching in the mud and turning the dirt over. "Rumble" goes his tummy, and "Ploop!"—out pop the squash seeds onto the newly furrowed ground. The rest of the book finishes in a hurry, with a squash plant appearing after some rain. While the unanswered question of where all the apple seeds Pig had eaten previously went lingers, the charming artwork, using cut paper and stamping, succeeds. Ward makes effective use of found materials, allowing apple-based recipes and gardening instructions to peek through lightly applied paints. Mock-dictionary definitions add to the fun: "n. apple / boring, same / over it!" These and other details will help carry readers over the holes in the story. (endnotes on organic gardening) (Picture book. 5-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935279242
Publisher:
Kane/Miller Book Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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A Garden for Pig 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a two and four year old and they absolutely love this book!