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Snuffles and Snouts
     

Snuffles and Snouts

by Laura J. Robb, Steven Kellogg
 

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Well-known for his hilarious renderings of pigs, Steven Kellogg has outdone himself with this jolly assortment of sows and swine, pigs and piglets. Twenty-five piggy poems by much-loved writers including Lewis Carroll and Ogden Nash are illustrated by Steven Kellogg in his exuberant, detail-packed style. A treasure for pig lovers and poetry fans, Snuffles and Snouts

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Well-known for his hilarious renderings of pigs, Steven Kellogg has outdone himself with this jolly assortment of sows and swine, pigs and piglets. Twenty-five piggy poems by much-loved writers including Lewis Carroll and Ogden Nash are illustrated by Steven Kellogg in his exuberant, detail-packed style. A treasure for pig lovers and poetry fans, Snuffles and Snouts is a laugh-out-loud delight. "Like a pig at a fair, the book will be noticed." — School Library Journal

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Even show-stealing Miss Piggy might enjoy sharing the spotlight with the porcine stars of this ebullient collection of poems about pigs. Verses (from such poets as Ogden Nash, Myra Cohn Livingston and Mary Ann Hoberman) give the whole humorous hog on blue-ribbon porkers, bewigged pigs and outright swine. Robb opens the volume with some light verse of her own (``Madame Froufrou's Pet Boutique''), which makes up for what it lacks in meter with its enthusiastic humor. Kellogg's (Parents in the Pigpen, Pigs in the Tub) whimsical illustrations are dotted with clever details: a hog at a poetry reading holds a book titled ``Pig Out for Poetry and Pizza''; at a ``Public Bog'' a sign advises parents that ``Piglets must be supervised while wallowing.'' Move over, Babe-as that famous farmyard critic Charlotte the spider would say, these greedy, wallowing, slimy, prize-winning, winsome and chuffling pigs are ``SOME PIGS!'' Ages 6-10. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Yes, an anthology of poems devoted to the beloved porcine. The twenty five selections include "If pigs Could Fly" by James Reeves, "Prize Winner: State Fair" by Myra Cohn Livingston and an excerpt from Lewis Carroll's "The Pig-Tale." Each spread contains one or more humorous illustrations by Kellogg. The pictures are the real attraction in this collection.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4A collection of 25 pig poems, accompanied by Kellogg's exuberant watercolors. The authors are varied (Lewis Carroll, John Ciardi, Jane Yolen, Myra Cohn Livingston, as well as Robb and her husband among them), as is the quality of their work. While Kellogg's drawings are appealing as always, most of the poems are available in other collections. Like a pig at a fair, the book will be noticed, but it's not a prize-winner.Kathleen Whalin, Greenwich Country Day School, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140565027
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.48(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
5 - 6 Years

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