If You Give a Pig a Party

If You Give a Pig a Party


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If you give a pig a party, she's going to ask for some balloons. When you give her the balloons, she'll want to decorate the house. When she's finished, she'll put on her favorite dress. Then she'll call all her friends -- Mouse, Moose, and more. The little pig from If You Give a Pig a Pancake is back, and this time she wants to have a great big party! Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond have created another winning story for this beloved character in the tradition of the best-selling If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060283261
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/06/2005
Series: If You Give... Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 85,941
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: 430L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Laura Numeroff is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give…series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura Numeroff’s 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and is involved with several children’s charities, including First Book. You can visit her online at www.lauranumeroff.com.

Felicia Bond is both writer and illustrator of Tumble Bumble, The Day It Rained Hearts, the Poinsettia books, and many others. She painted the art for numerous other award-winning books, including those in the much loved If You Give . . . series and the contemporary classic Big Red Barn. She lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



Brentwood, California

Date of Birth:

July 14, 1953

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York


B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975

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If You Give a Pig a Party 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
librisissimo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
SEE 'If you give a mouse a cookie.'
aprilcm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This of course is one in a series of "If you give a ...." The story begins with giving a pig a balloon then it wanting a party and how having a party means the pig wants something else, etc. The story is circular in motion as it all comes together at the end. It is a great book for young children because of the repetitive sentence structure and cute illustrations. It could also be used with older children working on cause and effect. It has entertaining and engaging text and pictures.
abconnor1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as a child. Basically, pig wants a party and then realizes she needs balloons, has to decorate, wants to wear her faorite dress, has to call her friends and invite them to her party, but her friends were not at home so she went to find them. She ends up going to the fair and all of her friends are there. Pig invites them to go home with her and spend the night which leads into a pillow fight and then the end of the book is the same as the beginning. I would probably use this book in Kindergarten. Loved this book!
kelasater on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book about giving a pig one thing like balloons, it leads to the pig wanting another thing such as decorating the house, and then another, and then another, and so on. It is a cute and silly easy read book that young children would enjoy.
JamieJohnson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If You Give a Pig a Party was about a pig that wants to have a party. Then, the pig calls her friends and no body answers. Then, the pig sees a fair across the street and she wants to go to it. Once, the pig gets to the fair she saw all her friends and invited them to a sleep over at her house. Then, all of the pig's friends came over and the pig wanted some balloons. Once the ballons got to the house the pig asked if she could have a party. This story teaches children about how to talk your parents into letting you have a sleep over and a party.
medebrielle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you Give A Pig A Party by Laura Numeroff is one of my favorite books in her ¿If you give ¿¿ series. I love this book because there is this adorable pig who gets ready for her party and wears a cute dress and invites all her friends who happen to be characters from the other ¿If you give ¿¿ books. The pig wants balloons, decorations, and a party dress. Then she invites her friends but she can¿t get in touch with them. So the pig and the little girl go roaming around town to find them! The friends are all at different place in town, but eventually they round them all up and at the end it says, ¿If you give a pig a balloon, she is going to ask for a party!¿
ReadAloudDenver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fun and funny book to read aloud with your kids about an energetic little pig that keeps asking a kind girl for countless favors from taking her to a street fair to having all her animal friends over for a slumber party. A great story illustrating cause and effect. Adults and kids alike will love the girl, the pig, the story and the book. In addition, the cause and effect sequence helps kids develop narrative or storytelling skills. If you love this book, you'll also love Numeroff's "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie."
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The adorable little adventurous pig is back! This time, we see all the adventures that result from giving the pig a party, starting with giving her some balloons to decorate with. The whimsical illustrations accompany the story perfectly. When the pig's friends join in, we some familiar faces - like the cat, mouse, and moose from the other stories in this series. A particularly fun spread is the one where the pig and her friends are playing hide-and-seek. It's a great page to linger on with young readers while searching for all the animals. This is the kind of book to easily delight young children, girls or boys, and was such a hit the last time I was babysitting that I had to read it aloud at least half a dozen times!
mulstad07 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Age: Primary, IntermediateMedia: Water colorGenre: Modern fantasy- This is a modern fantasy book because pigs do not actually wear clothes and want parties. This is impossible, but the author makes it feel as if it real. The theme of this book is that for every cause there is an effect.
icedchai on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: This book is a good example of fantasy. The pig was given human characteristics in wanting many balloons and all of her friends there at the party.Style: 5 starsAge: Primary
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Granddaughter was thrilled to receive this book.
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teachermomCL More than 1 year ago
If You Give a Pig a Party is one of Laura Numeroff's If You Give . . . series books. The series, which started with If You Give A Mouse a Cookie never fails to delight young children. They love the friendly characters and humorous story line. The fact that the story comes full circle always sends children into giggles as they clamour "Again! Again!"
jerseygirl29 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this one because we get to see all of the characters from the other If You.. books. I thought that was a really cute idea. And my 3 yo daughter is starting to recognize them from their own stories. These books really are great for the kids and they aren't too bad for the adults either because its been my experience that you can't just read it once at a time.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
No matter what, a pig is a pig! Give it an inch and it wants a mile. My son and I smiled throughout this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 2 yr. old daughter loves this book. She has had me read it to her so many times that she has it memorized.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first Laura N. book I've ever read and my son can't get enough. We must read this at least twice a day and my husband reads it to him as well. We look forward to reading the other If you give a... series of books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Children will love seeing their old favorites from previous books (including mouse & moose) partying with the pig and sharing in all the may¿ham¿ that arises!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My niece absolutely loved 'If You Give Mouse a Cookie'. They're studying the author in her pre-k class and I heard about this new book. I read it today in Barnes and Noble and I purchased it to give to my niece for her birthday next month. I highly recommend it.