Piglet and Mama

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In the tradition of the children's classic Are You My Mother? , a heart warming story by a breakout team

Speaking to every child who has ever been lost, this warmly illustrated book is perfect for bedtime and story hour. Poor Piglet has lost her mama! All the other mother animals offer help-the duck with a cuddle, the sheep with a daisy chain, the dog with a roll in the mud-but nothing will do for Piglet but to find her mama. "OIIIIIINK!" she ...
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Overview

In the tradition of the children's classic Are You My Mother? , a heart warming story by a breakout team

Speaking to every child who has ever been lost, this warmly illustrated book is perfect for bedtime and story hour. Poor Piglet has lost her mama! All the other mother animals offer help-the duck with a cuddle, the sheep with a daisy chain, the dog with a roll in the mud-but nothing will do for Piglet but to find her mama. "OIIIIIINK!" she cries finally in despair, and "OIIIIIINK! There you are!" cries her mama. Reunited, they cuddle, make a daisy chain, roll in the mud-all the things the other mothers offered, but now, with her mama, Piglet laughs and joins in.

Author Bio: Margaret Wild's books have received many awards in Australia over the years. She has been shortlisted and commended by the Children's Book Council of Australia many times for such well-loved picture books as , and Thank You Santa. Stephen Michael King's books have received wide acclaim in Australia. A number of them have been published internationally and he has been nominated several times for Children's Book Council of Australia awards.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Sometimes you just need your mother as little Piglet so aptly demonstrates in this gentle and reassuring tale. Piglet has lost her mother and is inconsolable. Other animal mothers in succession offer to cuddle her, roll in the mud, make a daisy chain, and dance in the meadow. To these and all other maternal offers of solace, Piglet politely and sadly declines for only her mother will do. Suddenly a loud "Oiiiiiink" answers her tears and sobs—Piglet and her Mama are reunited. Mama warmly cuddles her little one and together they make a daisy chain, wallow in the mud and do all the things so kindly presented by the other mothers. The expressive watercolors convey Piglet's sadness and the soft palette evokes the sweet and tender message of the importance of a mother's love. A great choice from a winning Australian team. 2004, Harry N. Abrams, Ages 3 to 6.
—Beverley Fahey
School Library Journal
PreS-A lost piglet is looking for her mother. She encounters other barnyard animals who try to make her feel better by suggesting, in turn, that they cuddle, make daisy chains, play chase, roll in the mud, dance in the daffodils, and snooze in the sun. But piglet wants her own mother and cries out with a loud "Oiiiiiink!" Her mother answers her cry and together they have a cuddle, make daisy chains, etc. The text is reassuring and rhythmic, and children may identify with the fright of being lost and the joy of being found. The cheery watercolor cartoons depict farm life on a bright, sunny day, and the gentle pastel color scheme matches the tender tone of the text.-Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In this pleasing outing, toddlers take a playful tour of the farm with a wandering piglet. When she finds herself alone and adrift in the barnyard, Piglet sets out on a quest to discover her missing mother. From cuddlesome ducks to snoozing cats, nurturing animal mothers of all species offer the porcine orphan surrogate love and games to amuse her until her mother returns. However, not even the prospect of frolicking with donkeys or romping with perky pups can distract Piglet from her mission. Wild's formulaic text works well with a younger audience, who will readily anticipate Piglet's universal response when invited to play with the other families. King's sweetly sentimental, expressive ink-and-watercolor illustrations are simple, yet neatly convey the fondness between the mothers and their offspring and the solitary state of the piglet. The story's underlying message-that it takes a farmyard village to raise a child-will resonate with readers of all ages. Warmly inviting, Wild's tender tale is just right for bedtime snuggles and story time. (Picture book. 2-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810958692
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 372,850
  • Age range: 1 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

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    Piglet and Papa is the sweeter choice!

    As someone who loved, loved, loved the book "Piglet and Papa" by the same author, I thought "well, this will be a nice version that's mommy specific!" But really, the lessons in this book are not as clear or as poignant as the "piglet and papa" book. The illustrations are lovely, and the relationship between the characters-- still lovely, but it just didn't quite measure up. So, even if you're a mommy like me, pick up the OTHER book, maybe even as a Father's Day present from a little one. . .because it is really just that fantastic and sweet. Definitely a great book for a toddler or preschooler.

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