Piglet and Papa

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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...
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Overview

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.
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Piglet has just upset her papa, and now our sensitive little porcine is worried that she's squandered the love of one of her parents. In this moment of intense insecurity, the entire animal world comes to her rescue. Horse, Sheep, Donkey, Duck, and Dog tell Piglet that they love her, but they assure her that there is somebody who loves her a million times more. A sweet answer to the request for "one more story."
Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
This sequel to Piglet and Mama features the loving relationship of piglet with her papa. Piglet loved playing with her papa. One morning she sat on his head, bounced on his belly and chewed on his tail. Too hard. Papa jumped and chased Piglet from the sty. Piglet thought that Papa had stopped loving her, so she crept silently away. Then she sought reassurance among the barnyard animals. First, she approached Horse and asked, "Do you love me?" Horse responded affirmatively, but said that someone else loved Piglet ten times more. Piglet asked the same question of Sheep, Donkey, Duck, and Dog. Each animal mentioned one of Piglet's loveable characteristics, but reminded her that someone loved her many times more than anyone else. Finally Piglet returned home where her papa was waiting. He loved her best of all in the whole wide world. Basking in this love, Piglet and Papa continued their games. Simple watercolor illustrations capture the mood of the story showing the happy antics of father and child in the beginning and end with the anxious search for love in the middle. A good read aloud choice for young children.
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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.

Kirkus Reviews
Patterned after their first book, Piglet and Mama (2005), the team's latest explores a father's unconditional love for his child. When some roughhousing gets a little too rough, Papa chases Piglet out of the sty. He doesn't hear her ask him if he still loves her, so she anxiously creeps away. Piglet asks each farm animal in turn if they love her. From her ears to her trotters, each likes a different physical trait, and each loves her, but someone else loves her many times more, they tell her. They won't tell her who, but Piglet discovers that all on her own. Vignettes on the white pages, King's imprecise ink-and-watercolor brush strokes are well suited to the pigsty/farm setting, and add a touch of whimsy to the illustrations. His masterful rendering of facial expressions deepens the intimacy of the tale. Reminiscent of Are You My Mother, this is sure to become a beloved favorite as well. (Picture book. 3-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810914766
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 755,141
  • Age range: 1 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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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