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Posted April 30, 2014
Title: Pig Board Book
Author: Robert Munsch
Illustrator: Michael Martchenko
Publisher: Annick Press Ltd
E-Book ASIN: B00B7C5B04
Genre: Children's Fiction
Overall Rating: Great
Reviewed For: NetGalley
This book is designed towards younger readers between ages 4 and 7. The colorful illustrations by Michael Martchenko will delight the reader and humorous story by Robert Munsch is set in easy to read text and will have the readers laughing from beginning to end.
When I read this with the readers in my own home they were quick to point out the different ways the pigs out smarted the little girl and suggest a few other things that could have happened as well. Although they thought the idea of having a pig for a pet might be "neat" I believe I have convinced them that having them live with the other pigs in the pen and enclosure might make them happier. I really do hope so for my sanity's sake.
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Posted May 29, 2014
This hilarious book will have your kids rolling on the floor with laughter. It is now being released in board book form so little hands can experience the happiness of handling and cuddling their own-sized book. The text and illustrations are modified from the original but will not be missed by a brand new gang of potential Munsch lovers.
Megan's dad asks her to feed the pigs but to be careful not to open the gate because pigs are smarter than you think. Megan promises she will not allow that to happen and heads off outside to the pigpen. Her observation after leaning over the gate and giving the piggies a going over with her eyeballs concludes that pigs are the dumbed looking animals that she has ever seen. Little by little her nose gets closer to the specimens and the gate creeps open a little more each time she leans in. The pigs watch her, wait patiently and at the precise perfect time they all stampede out of the gate. Oh oh!
They make a beeline or should I say piggyline to the house and cause havoc and chaos inside. "Get these pigs out of here! yelled her father. Megan yelled, "HEY YOU DUMB PIGS!" The pigs jumped up-wap, wap, wap! - and ran out the door." Then they zoom off to Megan's school to cause mayhem and disturbances there. When it's time to head for home and the bus pulls up for pick up, guess whose driving the bus? You guessed it...all aboard the piggy bus....and the pigs squeal and chew (the bus seats) and party ..... all the way home. Could Megan restrain herself from ever repeating that faux pas again? You will laugh at loud at the last page where that question just may be answered for you. Oh oh!
The illustrations are magnificent! Spot on! Amazing! Colourful, full of expression and emotion, action-packed and cartoonish. There is so much going on in each picture that it is worthwhile visiting the book again and again just to explore the illustrations and appreciate all of Martchenko's work. The teamwork of the best text-writer and the best creative artist makes this book a must have and I am so glad they downsized it so little pint-sized humans can start early on becoming a Robert Munsch/Michael Martchenko fan. Yea and they are both Canadian! Hurray for Canada!
Posted March 15, 2014
Robert Munsch has created another delightful story that children, teens, and adults are sure to love. It is a funny story with entertaining pictures. This impressive story is even better on the NOOK because the music, reader, and sound effects were expertly chosen.
What happens when a little girl named Megan is sent to feed the "dumb pigs"? Megan finds out that the pigs are smarter than she thinks!
Posted November 30, 2013
Posted October 23, 2013
I just bought this for the nook 2 days ago. My son who doesn't appreciate the fine art of reading yet, enjoys the read to you books. Hey it is a start
He has "read" this book at least 10 times so far and giggles through the whole thing.
Posted September 19, 2010
Robert Munsch, has outdone himself with this HILARIOUS story about a girl and pigs. Being a teacher, I read this book to my kids each year and I always get something new out of it. The pictures are so well done and the story is one of so many lessons. Perhaps there will be a sequel to this because it ends just the way a good season finale on tv ends...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 30, 2008