Little Oink

( 4 )

Overview

From the creators of Little Pea and Little Hoot comes this tidy tale of a decidedly different pig. Little Oink is a neat little fellow. Clean, clean, clean, that's all he wants to do. But Mama and Papa won't have it! They say in order to be a proper pig, he has to learn to make a proper mess. "Don't come out until your room is a pigsty," says Papa Pig. "I won't have any child of mine going out looking so neat and clean. It's just not acceptable," says Mama Pig. Readers who hate to clean up will love this humorous...
See more details below
Hardcover
$11.27
BN.com price
(Save 24%)$14.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (40) from $1.99   
  • New (17) from $2.00   
  • Used (23) from $1.99   

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK Kids for iPad

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (NOOK Kids Read to Me)
$10.99
BN.com price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

From the creators of Little Pea and Little Hoot comes this tidy tale of a decidedly different pig. Little Oink is a neat little fellow. Clean, clean, clean, that's all he wants to do. But Mama and Papa won't have it! They say in order to be a proper pig, he has to learn to make a proper mess. "Don't come out until your room is a pigsty," says Papa Pig. "I won't have any child of mine going out looking so neat and clean. It's just not acceptable," says Mama Pig. Readers who hate to clean up will love this humorous twist on a universal dilemma.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Young
A neat little pig? That is unheard of in conventional literature, but it is true. Little Oink has the parents most children wish for: ones who do not care how messy they get and even encourage their children to create the filthiest mess they can make. Such disorder is foreign to Little Oink's demeanor and instead he relishes and thrives in tidying up. He even wears gloves while he digs in the dirt with his pig pals, and is the only little pig that uses a knife and fork and wears a bib—for lunch! Just one thing bothered Little Oink: mess up time. He could not go outside to play until his room was properly messed up and he changed into dirty clothes. He un-makes his bed, unfolds his clothes, yet his parents are not pleased until he empties his toy box and his room is a complete pig sty. Once his parents are satisfied that his room is a mess, Little Oink is allowed to go out and play…play house, that is, in his neat as a pin tree house. Colorful images on a stark white background allow the story to be presented in an uncomplicated, neat and simple manner, retaining the emphasis on the contrast of what is considered "normal" pig behavior and the reality of Little Oink. Readers will hopefully attempt to emulate the star of the story, while also encouraging discussion on neatness and potential stereotypes. An enjoyable slant on pigs from the creators of "Little Pea" and "Little Hoot." Reviewer: Elizabeth Young
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Fans of Little Pea (2005) and Little Hoot (2008, both Chronicle) will enjoy this team's latest creative effort. Little Oink likes to dig with his friends and go to school but he does not like disorder. Papa Pig tells him, "If you want to grow up to be a respectable pig, you must learn how to make a proper mess." So, before he can play he has to unmake his bed, unfold his clothes, put on a stained shirt, and throw his toys out of their bin. Once he has messed up enough, he can play his favorite game—house—where he sweeps, scours, and scrubs up. Delightful wordplay turns this classic childhood argument upside down while Corace's simply detailed ink and watercolor drawings are full of expression, standing out on a clean white background. Young readers will relate to Little Oink's frustrations as they find humor in this classic twist on everyday situations, and many will share variations of his promise to himself: "When I grow up, I'm going to let my kids clean up their rooms as much as they want."—Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY
Kirkus Reviews
In the tradition of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie et seq., here's a third iteration of the conceit that buoyed Little Pea (2005) and Little Hoot (2008). This time it's pigs: Being compulsively neat, Little Oink is understandably annoyed by his parents' insistence that he root around in mud and throw his clothes and toys on the floor. "When I grow up, I'm going to let my kids clean up their rooms as much as they want," he fumes. Inventive details in Corace's minimalist scenes of a young porker feeding daintily from a trough at school or sullenly counting each toy that he drops compensate for the many similarities with the previous versions and complement Rosenthal's playful narrative. Once Little Oink has made his room a proper pigpen he's freed to go out and "play" (i.e., sweep and scour his preternaturally tidy tree house), and the whole family lives "hap-pig-ly ever after." Young children whose literary tastes run to "more of the same, please," will be delighted. (Picture book. 5-7)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811866552
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 36
  • Sales rank: 143,676
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a Chicago-based writer. She is the author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, Duck! Rabbit!, and several other books for children and adults.

Jen Corace graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. She is the illustrator of Little Pea and Little Hoot. A New Jersey native, she now lives in Seattle.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Awesome

    Got it from the library and it was cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2010

    awh! little oink is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute:)

    breanna

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2011

    Shameful, waste of money

    This book does not traslate well to Nook. The pictures are bland, small, lack bright colors and sometimes have random numbers and abbreviantions because it probably was never intended to be an ebook. I expected better picture quality compared to other ebooks for my Nook app. The story is boring, short and does not interest my three year old either. By the time you're finshed there's a "That's it???" feeling and then you wonder if there was a better use to the ten dollars you just wasted.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)