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From the Publisher"A sure hit...will have readers rolling with laughter." School Library Journal, Starred
Christelow's squiggly lines and dabs of bright watercolor are a perfect counterpoint to the deadpan text, which will have readers rooting for the pigs and laughing as the hapless Bert finds nothing but trouble in this snorter of a hide-and-seek picture book.
Readers of Christelow's The Great Pig Escape also about these feckless farmers, will know the pigs don't have to worry. And once again, kids will delight in spotting the cleverly disguised swine, who romp about unnoticed under Bert and Ethel's very noses. Fans of Walter R. Brooks' immortal Freddy books may smell an homage in this sprightly story, but others will simply enjoy the farcical search and the cheerful cartoon illustrations that depict it.
In this rib-tickling sequel to The Great Pig Escape, two farmers seek hogs that are hidden in plain sight. . . .In her casually drawn ink-and-watercolor images, pigs in wigs, scarves and swimsuits grin conspiratorially; when Bert falls off a fishing boat, he doesn't notice he's been rescued by an amiable porcine sailor. The author gets a few more giggles out of a classic comedy plot, pitting brazen outlaws against thickheaded authorities.
Amusing artwork featuring incognito oinkers results in an adventure that will elicit squeals of delight.
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