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If You Give a Pig a Party

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by Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)
 

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If you give a pig a party, she's going to ask for some balloons. When you give her the balloons, she'll want to decorate the house. When she's finished, she'll put on her favorite dress. Then she'll call all her friends -- Mouse, Moose, and more. The little pig from If You Give a Pig a Pancake is back, and this time she wants to have a great big party! Laura

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If you give a pig a party, she's going to ask for some balloons. When you give her the balloons, she'll want to decorate the house. When she's finished, she'll put on her favorite dress. Then she'll call all her friends -- Mouse, Moose, and more. The little pig from If You Give a Pig a Pancake is back, and this time she wants to have a great big party! Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond have created another winning story for this beloved character in the tradition of the best-selling If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Editorial Reviews

Giving a pig a party is a mixed blessing. First, the little porker will ask for some balloons. When you give her the balloons, she'll want to begin a total home makeover. And make no mistake; it only escalates from there…. This rib-tickling porcine treat in the tradition of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Pig a Pancake is definitely a "read it again" book.
Publishers Weekly
The perennially popular party theme, paired with the playfully persistent porcine star of If You Give a Pig a Pancake, ensures that these collaborators' latest addition to the series (which began with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie) will be eagerly celebrated by their fans. After decorating the house with balloons and donning her favorite dress, the party gal attempts to phone her friends to invite them to her fate. Since they aren't home, she jumps in a bicycle basket as her accommodating caregiver transports her to search for them. On the way, they come across a street fair, where the energetic pig finds her pals and enthusiastically enjoys the amusements before they all head home to party. The vision of the girl pedaling her bike with eight animals aboard including a snake coiled atop her head will bring on ample giggles, as will the sight of the pajama-clad menagerie (the snake wears a sock) preparing for a sleepover. Bond makes particularly clever use of the spreads when conveying the mayhem of the bumper cars and pillow fight scenes. As in the earlier volumes of this serendipitous series, this caper comes satisfyingly full circle, with the pig asking for a party all over again. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060283261
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/06/2005
Series:
If You Give... Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
20,188
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Laura Numeroff is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give…series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura Numeroff’s 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and is involved with several children’s charities, including First Book. You can visit her online at www.lauranumeroff.com.

Felicia Bond is both writer and illustrator of Tumble Bumble, The Day It Rained Hearts, the Poinsettia books, and many others. She painted the art for numerous other award-winning books, including those in the much loved If You Give . . . series and the contemporary classic Big Red Barn. She lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Brentwood, California
Date of Birth:
July 14, 1953
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975
Website:
http://www.lauranumeroff.com

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If You Give a Pig a Party 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Granddaughter was thrilled to receive this book.
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teachermomCL More than 1 year ago
If You Give a Pig a Party is one of Laura Numeroff's If You Give . . . series books. The series, which started with If You Give A Mouse a Cookie never fails to delight young children. They love the friendly characters and humorous story line. The fact that the story comes full circle always sends children into giggles as they clamour "Again! Again!"
jerseygirl29 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this one because we get to see all of the characters from the other If You.. books. I thought that was a really cute idea. And my 3 yo daughter is starting to recognize them from their own stories. These books really are great for the kids and they aren't too bad for the adults either because its been my experience that you can't just read it once at a time.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
No matter what, a pig is a pig! Give it an inch and it wants a mile. My son and I smiled throughout this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 2 yr. old daughter loves this book. She has had me read it to her so many times that she has it memorized.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first Laura N. book I've ever read and my son can't get enough. We must read this at least twice a day and my husband reads it to him as well. We look forward to reading the other If you give a... series of books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Children will love seeing their old favorites from previous books (including mouse & moose) partying with the pig and sharing in all the may¿ham¿ that arises!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My niece absolutely loved 'If You Give Mouse a Cookie'. They're studying the author in her pre-k class and I heard about this new book. I read it today in Barnes and Noble and I purchased it to give to my niece for her birthday next month. I highly recommend it.