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Title:
Pigs
Author:
Gibbons, Gail.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Examines the basic characteristics, common breeds, intelligence, behavior, life cycle, and uses of pigs.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
720 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.7 0.5 48059.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.9 2 Quiz: 24231 Guided reading level: L.
ISBN:
9780823414413
Format :
Book

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Interesting facts about the smartest of all farm animals."Many people think pigs are smelly and dirty, They think pigs 'eat like pigs' and aren't very smart. That's because they don't know pigs!" There are about 300 breeds of pigs. Here are many interesting facts about the smartest of all farm animals, including their physical characteristics, their senses, how they communicate, and how they live.


Author Notes

Gail Gibbons was born in 1944 in Oak Park, Illinois. She received a degree in graphic design from the University of Illinois. She got a job doing artwork for television shows in New York City. She was eventually offered a job creating art for a children's show, where some of the children asked her if she had ever considered doing a children's books. Her first book, Willy and His Wheel Wagon, was published in 1975. Since then she has written and illustrated more than 170 non-fiction books for children including Nature's Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4-7. Bright with spring greens and yellows, this attractive book introduces pigs through simple sentences and many colorful pictures. Beginning with the basic vocabulary (sow, boar, piglet), and breeds (Chester White, Berkshire, Gloucester Old Spot), Gibbons introduces children to the history of pigs, the reasons they were bred from wild boars, and their physical characteristics and behavior. Along the way, the book dispels common myths about porkers. Smelly? No! Dirty? No! Sloppy? Not a chance! Read this book to a school class, and by the end, all the kids will be clamoring for pigs as pets. Gibbons' 100th book and one of her most satisfying. (Reviewed March 15, 1999)0823414418Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-Gibbons's nonfiction picture books are brought to life complete with sound effects in these charming read-alongs. Each book focuses on one animal, with detailed descriptions of habitats, food, and life cycles along with definitions and occasional pronunciations of terms associated with the animals. Along with this abundance of information, there are colorful illustrations to accompany the text. Employing a different narrator for each title adds variety. During Polar Bears, for example, narrator Dion Graham leaves time for the listener to look at a map. The narrators also read all the captions for the pictures, which can become tedious on some pages, but the occasional background music adds to the atmosphere. These will be a welcome addition to any library collection.-Elizabeth Elsbree, Krug Elementary School, Aurora, IL (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.