Pigs are smarter than you think!
Children's Literature - Sheilah EganThis abridged board book edition of the 1989 Pigs has the requisite sturdy pages, rounded corners, and large type-face (early letter recognition can be stimulated) to appeal to those buying for the toddler set. Megan fails to heed her father’s reminder not to open the gate. “Pigs are smarter than you think.” he says calmly. Deciding that the pigs were actually “dumb,” she opens the gate a little. Only a careful observer will notice the wicked glee on the snout of one of the pigs as she does this. When she yells, “Hey, you dumb pigs!” the pigs charge out of the gate, heading to the kitchen, her school, and finally her school bus. After a raucous ride home that ends in the pig’s pen, Megan decides “Pigs are smarter than you think.” The last scene shows Megan visiting a zoo and examining the lock on the elephant’s cage. The storyline may not be as accessible as the art for the youngest listeners; .older ones will wonder what adventures might be in store. The zany illustrations will appeal to adults and little one’s alike. Early readers will enjoy reading this one aloud. Some adults may object to the “dumb” word. Reviewer: Sheilah Egan; Ages 2 to 5.
Ottawa CitizenFunny, lighthearted and action-packed.
Hamilton SpectatorMichael Martchenko's renderings of the rampaging pigs add additional energy to the joyous frenzy of the proceedings.
- Annick Press, Limited
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.62(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
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