Me First

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“This funny, fetching tale will bring chuckles—and a lesson—to any child with a tendency to echo Pinkerton’s cries of ‘Me first.’” –Publishers Weekly

Pinkerton Pig will do anything to be first—first down the slide, first in line at the trough-a-teria, first on the bus. His pushy ploys backfire on a Pig Scouts hike when he hears the magic words “Would you care for a sandwich?” Little does he know, he’s being tricked by a sandcastle-dwelling Sandwitch in need of care! How long ...

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Overview

“This funny, fetching tale will bring chuckles—and a lesson—to any child with a tendency to echo Pinkerton’s cries of ‘Me first.’” –Publishers Weekly

Pinkerton Pig will do anything to be first—first down the slide, first in line at the trough-a-teria, first on the bus. His pushy ploys backfire on a Pig Scouts hike when he hears the magic words “Would you care for a sandwich?” Little does he know, he’s being tricked by a sandcastle-dwelling Sandwitch in need of care! How long will Pinkerton be doomed to powder her warty nose? This cheery look at the dangers of piggishness is now part of a fun, 8” x 8” hardcover series about life lessons.

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Pinkerton the pig always manages to be first until he rushes for a sandwich and it turns out to be not the edible kind.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In another successful joint effort, the creators of Tacky the Penguin and Pookins Gets Her Way introduce a memorable character--a plump, delightfully expressive pig named Pinkerton, who always insists on being first, ``even if it meant bouncing off bellies, stepping on snouts, or tying tails.'' When Pinkerton's Pig Scout troop goes to the beach, Munsinger's hilarious, whimsical art shows the pushy fellow wearing pink-and-white dotted trunks, an inflatable tube and goggles stepping on the heads of two pals to be ``first out of the water, and first into the picnic basket.'' But when the piggy Pinkerton rushes across the beach to respond to an alluring question ``Who would care for a sandwich?'' he gets a well-deserved comeuppance, for he is pressed into service by a tiny Sandwitch who needs someone to take care of her. This funny, fetching tale will bring chuckles--and a lesson--to any child with a tendency to echo Pinkerton's cries of ``Me first.'' Ages 4-up. Sept.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- A funny story about a child in this case a young pig still in the egocentric stage. Pinkerton is pushy. He is the first one on the bus, the first one in the water, and the first one down the slide. He is leading his Pig Scout troup one day when he hears a voice ask, : `` `. . . Who would care for a sandwich?' '' Pinkerton then learns that first is not always best, because he must take care of a demanding Sandwitch doing her dishes, telling her a bedtime story, etc.. From the opening description of Pinkerton as ``pink, plump, and pushy,'' to the many labors he must endure, the tale is filled with humor. The pictures are replete with action, and the expressive watercolors greatly enhance the comedy. Sure to be both popular and useful, this is Lester and Munsinger's best collaboration to date. --George Delalis, Oakland Pub. Lib . , CA
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"Sure to be both popular and useful, this is Lester and Munsinger's best collaboration to date." School Library Journal, Starred review

"During a beach picnic with the Pig Scouts, Pinkerton's boundless greed sends him ahead of the others to a voice that asks if anyone would care for a sandwich. There he discovers, instead, a witch,and he is obliged to wait on her, do her chores, and re-examine the glories of being first. The droll ink and watercolor illustrations impart the full effect of the witch's messy lifestyle." Horn Book

Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
Pinkerton loved to be first. He would shove, push, and bounce his way to the front of any line. When his scout troop went to the beach, he was first off the bus, first in the water, and first into the picnic basket. When a voice called over the sand asking who would care for a sandwich, Pinkerton raced ahead of the others to be first in line. But what he discovered was very different from what he expected. Instead of being given a yummy sandwich, Pinkerton was first to care for a Sandwitch. Pinkerton suddenly found himself first to clean her sandcastle, first to prepare lunch for the Sandwitch, first to do her laundry, and first to tuck her into bed. Being forced to care for someone else instead of shoving his way to the front teaches Pinkerton an important lesson about letting others be first sometimes. This sweet little book is full of playful illustrations that children will enjoy studying as the story is read aloud to them. The characters are very charming and the activities that Pinkerton and the Sandwitch engage in are adorable. The story is ideal for reading aloud and bedtimes. Reviewer: Danielle Williams; Ages 4 to 8.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780788923
  • Publisher: Perfection Learning Prebound
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have been together through thick and thin since first publishing The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983. They have collaborated on the hilarious Tacky the Penguin series and many other wildly funny and popular titles, including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat . Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator living in Vermont.

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    My daughter wanted this book read everynight

    My daughter (now 19 & she still has her childhood copy) had me read her this book every night and now my 5 year old niece loves it too. Fun!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2009

    Hilarious "Pig Out" Story

    A plump pink pig hustles to be first in line, first to eat and first to get more than he bargained for.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    Funny and pertinent to young children

    Me First, by Helen Lester, is a hilarious story of a pig that always wants to be first. During the course of this story, however, Pinkerton the pig learns that being first sometimes comes with a high price. Lester uses language in a fun way that even children as young as five understand as a "play on words." I would highly recommend this as a classroom tool to illustrate the pitfalls of always needing to be first and the effects it can have on yourself and those around you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2004

    My Kindergarteners Loved It

    Every one of my kindergarten students listened attentively to this story. The dialogue has a natural tone that makes the characters come alive. What a great way to reinforce the need to share and take turns.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2003

    Great book.

    I was a grammar school librarian and every year our Principal read this book to the 1st grade class. They loved it and didn't realize they were learning also. I recommendfed this book to all of the other librarians.

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