If You Give a Pig a Party
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If You Give a Pig a Party

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by Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond
     
 

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If you give a pig a party,she's going to ask for someballoons. 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 throw a great big party!

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Overview

If you give a pig a party,she's going to ask for someballoons. 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 throw 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

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:
64,187
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 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 loves to play tennis and travel and lives in Los Angeles, California. A portion of her royalties will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that promotes children's literacy.

Laura Numeroff, autora de numerosos libros para niños, entre los que se incluye la conocida serie Si le das . . . , The Chicken Sister y Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. Vive en Los Angeles, California, donde le encanta montar a caballo, leer biografías y jugar con sus mascotas. Parte de las regalías obtenidas por este libro serán donadas a First Book, una organización nacional sin ánimo de lucro que promueve el amor por la lectura.

Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children. In addition to the If You Give . . . series, she has also illustrated, among other titles, Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Little Porcupine's Christmas by Joseph Slate. She's the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. An avid animal lover, reader, and cook, she lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Felicia Bond ha ilustrado muchos libros para niños. Aparte de la conocida serie Si le das . . . , también ha ilustrado Big Red Barn por Margaret Wise Brown y Little Porcupine's Christmas por Joseph Slate. Es la autora e ilustradora de los libros Poinsettia: The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play y Tumble Bumble. Le encantan los animales, los libros al igual que cocinar. Vivió en Nueva York durante muchos años, y ahora vive en Austin, Texas, y Santa Fé, Nuevo México.

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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.