Pigsby Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko
Megan is told to feed the pigs, but not to open the gate. She does of course, and the results are hilarious as the pigs help themselves to coffee and the newspaper at the breakfast table, follow Megan to school, and ride home by way of the school bus
Meet the Author
Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 books for children including The Paper Bag Princes and Stephanie's Ponytail. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied to be a Jesuit priest before deciding to work with children instead. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and daycare centers while he earned an MA in Early Childhood Education. In 1975, Munsch and his wife, Ann, moved to Guelph, Ontario. The Munschs have three children: Julie, Andrew, and Tyya (see them all in Something Good!).
Michael Martchenko has illustrated over 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America. He has won numerous awards for design and illustration. He lives with his wife, Patricia, in Toronto.
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Title: Pig Board Book Author: Robert Munsch Illustrator: Michael Martchenko Publisher: Annick Press Ltd Published: 2-18-2014 ISBN: 9781554516285 E-Book ASIN: B00B7C5B04 Pages: 32 Genre: Children's Fiction Overall Rating: Great Reviewed For: NetGalley Reviewer: DelAnne 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.
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!
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...
This book was very funny and even though it is mostly for younger kids, anyone will enjoy it. Incredible.