New Pig in Town (Fitch and Chip Series)

New Pig in Town (Fitch and Chip Series)

by Lisa Wheeler, Frank Ansley
     
 

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"Are you a wolf?" Chip asks. "Are you the big, bad kind?"

Fitch does? have long, shaggy fur and tall, pointy ears.

If he is a wolf, should Chip be afraid?

Or can a pig and a wolf become friends?

Laugh along with this first funny book of Fetch and Chip's adventures.See more details below

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Overview

"Are you a wolf?" Chip asks. "Are you the big, bad kind?"

Fitch does? have long, shaggy fur and tall, pointy ears.

If he is a wolf, should Chip be afraid?

Or can a pig and a wolf become friends?

Laugh along with this first funny book of Fetch and Chip's adventures.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Wheeler (Sailor Moo Porcupining) brings her quirky sense of humor and wordplay to these Fitch & Chip titles, first in a planned series of easy readers. In New Pig in Town, Chip, the new pig, and Fitch, a lone wolf, build an unlikely friendship in entirely believable ways: eating lunch, playing ball and walking home from school. The two friends compare their home life in candid, realistic banter: "Granny knows who to blame when things break," says Fitch, an only child. "I get blamed when I didn't do it," says Chip, one of a passel of piglets. Ansley (Turk and Runt) fills at least half of each page with watercolors in a bold palette with many close-up perspectives. When Pigs Fly finds the friends coping with peer pressure and fitting in when everyone but Fitch dresses as a TV character for Hero Day at school. Creating an interesting story line and characters within the confines of the format, Wheeler offers beginning readers two new friends. Ages 6-8. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Chip is off to start his first day in a new school. Much to his surprise he finds that there is a wolf in his class and that he is seated right behind him. He asks questions because wolves after all are supposed to like eating pigs and Chip wants to check out this strange classmate. Fitch is not the least bit interested in eating pigs, and as the day goes on the two find out that their lives are very different. Fitch is a loner—a lone wolf and Chip comes from a very large and noisy family but is quite lonely. They end up deciding that one lone wolf and one lonesome pig make for perfect pals. Colorful illustrations of these two unusual friends fill each page and of course for some kids the puns will fly right over their heads but the message of friendship will come through as well as the acceptance of those with differences. Book One in the "Fitch & Chip" series which is a Level three book in the larger "Ready-To-Read" series. 2003, Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, Ages 6 to 8.
— Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews
Chip is a confident, friendly little pig (the middle child in a large family) and Fitch is a nervous, shy young wolf who lives alone with his grandmother. They meet on Chip’s first day of school, when Chip is looking for a friend and notices that Fitch is always sticking to himself, clutching his tail, and twitching his ears. With droll humor and lots of short, funny lines, Wheeler succeeds in creating two distinct characters and a real plot, all within the confines of the upper easy-reader format. The text is divided into four short chapters, with a large type size and brightly colored watercolor illustrations on every page. Ansley uses a wide variety of perspectives in his work, adding motion wherever possible and additional humor with his expressive animal characters. The series continues with the second entry, Fitch and Chip: When Pigs Fly, and Fitch and Chip seem poised to continue their friendship with additional volumes. (Easy reader. 6-8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689849558
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight
Publication date:
05/17/2005
Series:
Fitch & Chip Series, #1
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,468,258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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