CriticasPreS-K-In this large, square-shaped book, a little pig wonders when he will ever grow into a big pig, and canvasses the barnyard in search of an answer. Opposites are introduced-skinny/fat; fast/slow; inside/outside-as each new creature comes along, until the little pig finds the biggest pig of all. The illustrations are the most interesting aspect of the book. Each page has been carefully crafted, with the chickens, henhouse, worms, bushes, sun, and every single flower made from pieces of felt sewn together. The different stitching styles and contrasting threads add enough variety to keep children exploring and discovering each time they open the book. Buttons represent wheat kernels, butterfly designs, and the heads of bugs. A great selection for story time activities, this title is a visual delight for the nursery age.
Linda Shubert, Alief Ind. School District, Houston, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.