Pigmares: Porcine Poems of the Silver Screen

Pigmares: Porcine Poems of the Silver Screen

by Doug Cushman
     
 

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When a young pig watches monster movies before bed, he's in for some tail-curling nightmares. From the Phantom Hog of the Opera to the Porker from the Black Lagoon, seventeen poems put a pigmarish spin on creepy classics. Illustrations evoke retro movie posters with hog-wild humor.

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When a young pig watches monster movies before bed, he's in for some tail-curling nightmares. From the Phantom Hog of the Opera to the Porker from the Black Lagoon, seventeen poems put a pigmarish spin on creepy classics. Illustrations evoke retro movie posters with hog-wild humor.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Cushman pairs pigs with classic movie monsters to create pun-heavy poems, including “Porker from the Black Lagoon” and “Pigzilla.” While unabashedly silly, the poems are also fluid and clever: “Why is the werehog howling?/ Is his pig swill at an end?/ Did he stub his toe upon a rock/ or lose his best pig friend?/ The werehog howls his torment./ He yowls his mournful tune./ The saddest sound you’ll ever hear:/ his oinking at the moon!” The pen-and-ink depictions of comically sinister hogs pair seamlessly with these crowd-pleasing poems. Ages 7–10. (July)
Children's Literature - Susan Treadway M.Ed.
Free verse, rhyme time and lyrical stories create this hilarious tribute to Halloween, movies, and classic literature utilizing potent piggy puns. Clever titles paint marvelous graphics as given in a Table of Contents about a slew of monsters that will inspire readers of all ages. Watercolor illustrations with pen and ink showcase recognizable cartoon-like characters such as Frankenswine, Pigzilla, Dr. Hogwell and Mr. Pigg, Night of the Living Ham, and The Werehog just to merely highlight a few. An excellent feature is Poem Sources which provide the more serious or curious student with historical background for this invigorating collection warmly dedicated to Jack Prelutsky, poet extraordinaire. Delightful fun transforms an integration of studies across the curriculum by using this inventive book of pig poetry. The Abominable Snow Pig or The Invisible Swine might knock on doors for trick-or-treating while The Phantom Hog of the Opera plays Pigoletto for his sweetheart Renee. Whether examining language, culture, or fiction, here are timeless renditions to be deliciously devoured. Reviewer: Susan Treadway, M.Ed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607344575
Publisher:
Charlesbridge
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
File size:
24 MB
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Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Doug Cushman has written and/or illustrated more than one hundred books for children, including HALLOWEEN GOODNIGHT, the Dirk Bones series, and the Inspector Hopper series. Doug lives in Paris, France.

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