Piglet and Papaby Margaret Wild, Stephen Michael King (Illustrator), Stephen Michael King (Illustrator)
For all children who have wondered what their parents are thinking, this warmly illustrated book is perfect for bedtime and story hour. Piglet feels a little insecure. She has upset her papa. Does that mean he no longer loves her? Horse, Sheep/i>
A sweet and heartwarming tale of parental forgiveness, and a comforting companion to the beloved Piglet and Mama
For all children who have wondered what their parents are thinking, this warmly illustrated book is perfect for bedtime and story hour. Piglet feels a little insecure. She has upset her papa. Does that mean he no longer loves her? Horse, Sheep, Donkey, Duck, and Dog all tell her that they love her-but they know someone who loves her a million times more! Who can it be? In this affectionate barnyard tale, Piglet's loving relationship with her papa will comfort every child who has ever been naughty to get attention.
In this follow-up to Piglet and Mama (Abrams, 2005), Piglet loves to play with her papa, but one day she chews his tail-hard-and he chases her out of the sty. Not sure if he really loves her anymore, she asks the other farm animals if they do and receives reassurances from all: "Hello, Horse' . . . .'Do you love me?' 'I like your cute little ears,' said Horse, 'and I do love you-but someone else loves you ten times more.'" Each creature mentions another attribute: "snub little nose," "curly-whirly tail," "little pink trotters," "fat little tummy"-escalating how much the "someone else" loves her, up to "a billion times more." When Piglet is tired and goes home, Papa is waiting for her and loving her "best of all in the whole wide world!" "I knew that !" says Piglet, and she sits on his head, bounces on his belly, and chews his tail-gently. Although this is another in a growing number of books in the "Guess How Much I Love You" mode, it is exceptional. The characters are all wonderfully drawn with humor and sensitivity in the brief text and softly colored cartoon illustrations. The little pig's emotions are beautifully portrayed, and her relationship with her papa is perfect. Sure to be a winner in storytimes, and on laps one-on-one as well.
Judith ConstantinidesCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 9.75(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.38(d)
- Age Range:
- 1 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Margaret Wild is Australia's leading picture book writer, with wide acclaim in countries across the globe. She was born in Eschew, a small town in South Africa. Her brother's death at the age of seven inspired Jenny Angel, Margaret's picture book with illustrator Anne Spudvilas, which won the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award in 2000. Margaret has written over forty books.
Stephen Michael King's first picture book won the Family Award for Children's Books in Australia. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
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