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Oliver the Mighty Pig
     

Oliver the Mighty Pig

by Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator)
 

When Oliver gets a Mighty Pig cape for his birthday, he's thrilled.  As soon as he puts it on, he imagines he has incredible superpowers.  It takes his family a little longer to adjust, but soon Mother Pig has Oliver doing some rescue operations that look suspiciously similar to setting the table and emptying wastebaskets.  Then one morning Oliver

Overview

When Oliver gets a Mighty Pig cape for his birthday, he's thrilled.  As soon as he puts it on, he imagines he has incredible superpowers.  It takes his family a little longer to adjust, but soon Mother Pig has Oliver doing some rescue operations that look suspiciously similar to setting the table and emptying wastebaskets.  Then one morning Oliver discovers his cape is missing!

All beginning readers who have ever wished they were superheroes will delight in the humorous antics of one very determined pig.  With clever wit and simple vocabulary Jean Van Leeuwen has created another wonderful addition to her easy-to-read series, colorfully illustrated by Ann Schweninger.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
What a perfect present—Oliver gets a "Mighty Pig" cape. He suddenly feels like a real superhero. He can rescue people (his stuffed animals) from a major car wreck, a rocket ship on a collision course with the earth and can defeat the bad guys trying to take over the town. His imagination knows no bounds, but as much as he tries he just cannot get the knack of flying. All seems to be going well until he decides that he is much to busy to undertake the chores his mother has requested, but clever Mom—she does not get angry but finds a way to engage the superhero in the tasks. The only sad day that Oliver faces is when his wonderful cape has to be washed and dried. Then it seems like it will take forever and while he waits he feels like all of his superpowers have vanished. It is a happy moment, indeed, when he gets his cape back and is once again "Mighty Pig." A Dial "Easy-To-Read" Level 2 book which features short sentences and simple dialogue. 2004, Dial/Penguin, Ages 5 to 7.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Oliver gets a "real genuine Mighty Pig cape" for his birthday and, suddenly, he is unstoppable. With his extra-strong muscles and super powers, he rescues his toy cars, his stuffed animals, and even his sister from imaginary dangers. When his mother asks him to clean his room and set the table, he is too busy with superhero exploits to be interrupted, until she changes her wording and explains that she needs help with picking up heavy toys scattered by villains and replacing dishes cleared by dragons. Later, Oliver feels very weak when his cape is in the wash after a juice attack, but quickly recovers his abilities when it is clean and dry. Colorful half-page illustrations accompany the large-type, easy-to-read text. Children will delight in Oliver Pig's latest adventures.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803728868
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/29/2004
Series:
Easy-to-Read, Dial Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
350L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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