Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!


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One minute, the narrator of this cleverly rhyming romp is quietly reading. The next minute, pigs descend upon his house in every imaginable getup, by every available means, from every possible place—even “Pigs from France” and “Pigs just in their underpants.” What results is lovable porcine mayhem and a pizza pig-out!
* “A must for all picture-book collection.”—School Library Journal, starred review
* “McPhail presents a magnificent group of porkers, whose capacity for costumes and capers is truly wondrous . . . Kids will find this a very good book indeed.”—Booklist, starred review
* “This is McPhail at his whimsical best.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140553130
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 12/28/1996
Series: Picture Puffin Books
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 226,960
Product dimensions: 8.44(w) x 11.13(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

David McPhail is the acclaimed author of many popular books for children, including Fix-It; Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!; and Pigs Ahoy! (all Dutton and Puffin). He is also the illustrator of Jan Waldron's Angel Pig and the Hidden Christmas and John Pig's Halloween (both Dutton). He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

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Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
EmilyWilhite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review: This book is a great example of fantasy because it combines the world as we know it with fantasy. The man who is reading in his house suddenly finds a herd of pigs who are personified and do human-like activities within his house.Level: Primary, Intermediate
mysteriesrme on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sounds of grunting, slurping, and burping make the narrator realize his house has been taken over by pigs aplenty! Great rhymes and colorful illustrations make this a winner with young children.
kellyholmes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute, but not great.
BrittanyH on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pigs Aplenty Pigs Galore is a great picture book for kids. It is full of beautiful illustrations that complement and extend the text. The story is about a man who hears a noise one evening coming from the basement. Out of the basement come a group of pigs, they bother the man. They make a mess of his house, are noisy and more and more keep showing up. Finally the man has enough and makes them all clean his house and sends them to bed. Then in the man¿s sleep, he dreams of the night all over again. I enjoyed the book and the illustrations are great for kids to look at while they are read the story.
yarb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Well-written, chucklesome rhyme on the subject of porcine shenanigans.
Leshauck on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Laughter explains it all. Pigs are everywhere and this book explains exactly how they are.
MrsWFL More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old and I absolutely LOVE this book! It is a quick, fun read and a great story! I highly recommend it.
NarniaSC More than 1 year ago
I love this book for so many reasons. It has PIGS and who doesn't love pigs. It has a great rhyming text that children and adults love. My students love the phrase "Pigs from England, Pigs from France. Pigs in just their underpants." That line causes us all to crack up. We use this book when we celebrate Nation Pig Day on March 1st. I also have this book in my reading center and it is chosen for independent reading over and over again. I have also given this book to my neices and nephews as a gift for birthdays or just because every child needs a pig book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First saw this book on "Between the Lions". My grandson loved watching the show and seeing the book on the PBS show. When we bought the book, he was so excited to see it, hold it and have us read it over, over and over again. He's not quite 3. Another 4 year old grandson loves it, too. Plus, adults love to read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is currently my three-year-old's favorite book and it is a contest between my husband and me to see who gets to read it to her. David McPhail writes a fun story about his house being invaded by pigs. The story reads smoothly with rhyming verses of pigs from England and France and some in 'just their underpants.' The pigs wreak havoc on his house while playing their games, until he calls an end to their shenanigans.