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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-Basic information about hogs is presented in a simple, straightforward style. Although the author notes that "Most pigs are raised to go to market..." the text emphasizes the other more cheerful possibilities for swine-as a loved pet or country-fair show animal. A final page offers facts and trivia about these creatures. The book offers sufficient background for browsers and young pig lovers but not enough for report writers. Paneled, full-color, cartoon watercolors illustrate the text. The popularity of Charlotte's Web and the movie Babe have made pigs a topic of interest for more than just the homework crowd. This title should be purchased wherever Gibbons's other books or easy animal titles are in demand.-Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.