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Another laugh-out-loud book from the author of The Paper Bag Princess!

“Hey you dumb pigs!” When Megan lets all of the pigs out of the pen, they start to take over, and show her that they may not be so dumb after all.

A newly designed Classic Munsch picture book introduces this tale of underestimated livestock to a new generation of young readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781773210315
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Series: Classic Munsch
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 90,310
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Robert Munsch, author of such classics as The Paper Bag Princess and Thomas’ Snowsuit, is one of North America’s bestselling authors of children’s books.

Michael Martchenko is the award-winning illustrator of the Classic Munsch series and many other beloved children's books. He was born north of Paris, France, and moved to Canada when he was seven. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Patricia.

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Pigs 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Pig Board Book Author: Robert Munsch Illustrator: Michael Martchenko Publisher: Annick Press Ltd Published: 2-18-2014 ISBN: 9781554516285 E-Book ASIN: B00B7C5B04 Pages: 32 Genre: Children's Fiction Overall Rating: Great Reviewed For: NetGalley Reviewer: DelAnne This book is designed towards younger readers between ages 4 and 7. The colorful illustrations by Michael Martchenko will delight the reader and humorous story by Robert Munsch is set in easy to read text and will have the readers laughing from beginning to end. When I read this with the readers in my own home they were quick to point out the different ways the pigs out smarted the little girl and suggest a few other things that could have happened as well. Although they thought the idea of having a pig for a pet might be "neat" I believe I have convinced them that having them live with the other pigs in the pen and enclosure might make them happier. I really do hope so for my sanity's sake.
Soonergal021 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:A dad tells his daughter to go feed the pigs, but not to let them out because pigs are smart animals. The daughter doesn¿t really think that pigs are smart; she opens the gate wide open and yells at them. Then the pigs run out and run into the house. From the house, the pigs go to school and then the school bus and finally they end back up in the pig pin. The daughter finally tells her parents that pigs really are smart.Personal Reaction:I read this book when I was younger and it made me wonder about pigs.Classroom Extensions:1.I would have my class write about what they would do if they let pigs out and how they would get them back.2.Together, we would look up different information about pigs and other farm animals.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good story. Gets only 4 stars because it uses the word "Dumb" frequently, which is a word we'd prefer not to teach our preschoolers or kindergarten age kids. The pictures of pigs taking over the house and the school are fun.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The illustrations of the pigs taking over Megan's school sell the book, really.I will note that if you're concerned about the use of the word "dumb" as an insult that you might want to read this book before you buy it. Honestly, though, as insulting the pigs is exactly what gets Megan into trouble, I think the lesson "choose your words carefully" speaks for itself.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
This hilarious book will have your kids rolling on the floor with laughter.   It is now being released in board book form so little hands can experience the happiness of handling and cuddling their own-sized book.  The text and illustrations are modified from the original but will not be missed by a brand new gang of potential Munsch lovers.  Megan's dad asks her to feed the pigs but to be careful not to open the gate because pigs are smarter than you think.  Megan promises she will not allow that to happen and heads off outside to the pigpen.  Her observation after leaning over the gate and giving the piggies a going over with her eyeballs concludes that pigs are the dumbed looking animals that she has ever seen.  Little by little her nose gets closer to the specimens and the gate creeps open a little more each time she leans in.  The pigs watch her, wait patiently and at the precise perfect time they all stampede out of the gate.  Oh oh!  They make a beeline or should I say piggyline to the house and cause havoc and chaos inside.  "Get these pigs out of here! yelled her father. Megan yelled, "HEY YOU DUMB PIGS!" The pigs jumped up-wap, wap, wap! - and ran out the door."  Then they zoom off to Megan's school to cause mayhem and disturbances there.  When it's time to head for home and the bus pulls up for pick up, guess whose driving the bus?  You guessed it...all aboard the piggy bus....and the pigs squeal and chew (the bus seats) and party ..... all the way home.  Could Megan restrain herself from ever repeating that faux pas again?  You will laugh at loud at the last page where that question just may be answered for you.  Oh oh! The illustrations are magnificent!  Spot on!  Amazing!  Colourful, full of  expression and emotion, action-packed and cartoonish.  There is so much going on in each picture that it is worthwhile visiting the book again and again just to explore the illustrations and appreciate all of Martchenko's work.  The teamwork of the best text-writer and the best creative artist makes this book a must have and I am so glad they downsized it so little pint-sized humans can start early on becoming a Robert Munsch/Michael Martchenko fan.  Yea and they are both Canadian!  Hurray for Canada!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Robert Munsch has created another delightful story that children, teens, and adults are sure to love. It is a funny story with entertaining pictures. This impressive story is even better on the NOOK because the music, reader, and sound effects were expertly chosen. What happens when a little girl named Megan is sent to feed the "dumb pigs"? Megan finds out that the pigs are smarter than she thinks!
rlo73 More than 1 year ago
I just bought this for the nook 2 days ago.  My son who doesn't appreciate the fine art of reading yet, enjoys the read to you books.  Hey it is a start He has "read" this book at least 10 times so far and giggles through the whole thing. 
MarkeyMark69 More than 1 year ago
Robert Munsch, has outdone himself with this HILARIOUS story about a girl and pigs. Being a teacher, I read this book to my kids each year and I always get something new out of it. The pictures are so well done and the story is one of so many lessons. Perhaps there will be a sequel to this because it ends just the way a good season finale on tv ends...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very funny and even though it is mostly for younger kids, anyone will enjoy it. Incredible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago