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Gritch the witch flies to Old McDonald's farm for some pigs to make a piggie pie, but when she arrives she can't find a single porker.

Gritch the witch flies to Old MacDonald's farm for some pigs to make a piggie pie, but when she arrives she can't find a single porker.

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Overview

Gritch the witch flies to Old McDonald's farm for some pigs to make a piggie pie, but when she arrives she can't find a single porker.

Gritch the witch flies to Old MacDonald's farm for some pigs to make a piggie pie, but when she arrives she can't find a single porker.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Pigs in disguise fool a witch who wants to eat them for lunch. Ages 4-8. Aug.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
The greatest read aloud that I've discovered this year is this story of Gritch, a greedy and not-so-bright witch, who's got an itch for Piggy Pie. Her problem is that she needs eight plump piggies. Walking her long green-nailed fingernails down the Yellow Pages, Gritch discovers Old MacDonald's Farm (Call Ei-ei-o). There the fun begins as pigs don disguises and, despite the taunts of the frustrated witch, refuse to show their true pink colors. Palatini threads themes of the familiar song that make for fun chorusing and Gritch's fantastic name calling is sure to prod giggles. Fine joins in the fun with playful illustrative details like the sky writing "Surrender Piggies."
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-A very contemporary-sounding Gritch the Witch sets out for Old MacDonald's Farm to get herself a meal of plump piggies. Alerted, however, by her skywritten ``Surrender Piggies!,'' the swine hastily don sheep, cow, and other barnyard disguises and fool her with their good acting (moos, quacks, etc.) and poker-faced denials of any pigs in residence. The still-hungry Gritch is persuaded to give up by a Big Bad Wolf (he's been unsuccessfully chasing three pigs for days), and the two go off for lunch, each picturing the other made into a sandwich. Children may not catch all the humorous references, like the yellow-pages ad for Yazgur's farm (site of the real Woodstock), but will quickly catch on to refrains in the text echoing ``Old MacDonald.'' The exuberant illustrations are colorful and action-filled. Greedy (but not too bright) witch and wolf both get what they deserve in this thoroughly enjoyable romp that turns a popular nursery song on end.-Meg Stackpole, Rye Free Reading Room, NY
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PreS-Gr 3-Gritch the witch flies to Old MacDonald's farm for some pigs to make piggie pie.
Stephanie Zvirin
This is definitely not your run-of-the-mill Halloween picture book, even though Gritch the Witch certainly looks her part (though a bit more trendy), with a pointy hat, a gap-toothed grin, vicious green fingernails, and two beauteous moles on her face. She acts her part, too, swaggering, greedy, and just plain impatient, as she brooms off to Old MacDonald's Farm in search of eight plump porkers for her favorite pie. But Palatini deftly turns the tables on Gritch, whose own sense of importance (and the skywritten warning "Surrender Piggies!" ) gives her victims time to implement a plan to save their bacon. When hungry Gritch arrives at the farm, she can't find a single pig. Instead, she finds a wolf, whom she slyly invites home: "I always enjoy having a wolf for lunch." The wry, peppery dialogue is simply great ("Look, Shorty, I've been quack-quacked here, moo-mooed there, and clucked-clucked everywhere all over this farm" ), and Palatini's allusions to popular children's stories from "The Wizard of Oz" to the "Three Little Pigs" will delight kids. So will Fine's bold, expressive artwork, which gives wicked Gritch a comic audacity that makes her trouncing all the better. A sardonically humorous, rip-roaring yarn that can be enjoyed all year round.
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"The exuberant illustrations are colorful and action-filled. Greedy witch and wolf both get what they deserve in this thoroughly enjoyable romp that turns a popular nursery song on end." School Library Journal, Starred
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780784185
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Pages: 28
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Margie Palatini

Howard Fine is the illustrator of many popular picture books. He lives with his family in White Plains, New York.Visit his website at

www.howardfineillustration.com

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  • Posted February 10, 2010

    Best Read Grandma ever read to her precious people

    Piggy Pie is a treat... the language is exciting to read. Grandma becomes the Witch and the words and story just roll out as if it were truly one of my stories. The art work goes perfectly with the clever tale. It has a sequel as my kids say. Zoom Broom is not quite as good but close. I recommend it highly

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2008

    Love it so much

    I am helper at library in my school I read piggie pie, and 2nd book zoom broom and kindergarten class that I read these books too they love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2007

    LOVED IT

    I read this book to my middle school reading class and they loved it. I sparked and interest in writing their own books and that was priceless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2007

    wow :o

    this book is the favorite book of my dad and i. he first read it to me in 2nd grade and i still do love it. but i recently lost it. so im buying another. i am hoping to give it tomy dad on fathers day

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    Piggie Pie-Sorry no pigs here!

    This was a great book I shared with my class to teach word choice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2006

    Awesome Read for ALL Aged Children (and even adults)!

    This is a fabulous book when reading to any age aloud, try to get a hold of the tape/cd to really get an even better read. It's also a great model on how to read to kids in an animated fashion. Wicked fun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2006

    Tap your lucky wart...

    A fun book that pulls from other familiar texts and songs. (Old McDonald, Smart Pigs, the big bad wolf, a nasty witch...) What more fun you can ask for!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2005

    love it love it love it

    I read this book to my 5 y/o son while waiting in his pediatrician's office. We then proceeded to read it 4 MORE times, and I laughed harder each time. Incredible book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2003

    A kid's book for all ages!!!

    The is truly one of the best books I have ever read. The story is hillarious and the pictures amazing. A must read for young and young at heart!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2000

    Good enough for parents and kids alike

    I bought this book at a garage sale and my daughter and I fell in love with it. When we took it on vacation with us to visit family my Aunt and two cousins instantly fell in love with it. Now I have to buy them one to enjoy as well

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2000

    Piggie Pie

    As a parent of a 3 year old, our neighbors down the road came to spend the night and had checked out Piggie Pie from the library. I read this story to the girls little slumber party and honestly, I don't know who enjoyed it more, me or the girls. At times I would laugh so hard that I could not finish, which you can imagine, got the girls giggling. Thank you for such wonderful reading. I am planning to purchase 2 books, one for my daughter (ok, me too and one for our neighbors)

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