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Small pig
Lobel, Arnold.
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Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [1969]

Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Because the farmer's wife insists on cleaning his mud puddle, a little pig runs away to the city where he becomes permanently stuck in what he thought was a mud puddle.
Reading Level:
440 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 7343.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.8 2 Quiz: 10540 Guided reading level: I.
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J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers

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No mud!

Small Pig loves to sit in good, soft mud. When the farmer's wife cleans his pigpen, Small Pig runs away. In the city he finds a new mud puddle--but it is not full of mud at all. And now Small Pig has one big problem!

Author Notes

Arnold Stark Lobel (May 22, 1933-December 4, 1987) was a popular American author of children's books. Among his most popular books are those of the Frog and Toad series, and Mouse Soup, which won the Garden State Children's Book Award from the New Jersey Library Association. Lobel won the 1981 Caldecott Medal for his book, Fables. Lobel also illustrated the works of other authors. A notable example is Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley, which was first published in 1969.

He was born in Los Angeles, California. When he graduated from art school, he married Anita Kempler, who also achieved fame as a children's book author and illustrator. Lobel died ion December 4,1987 due to complications arising from AIDS. He was 54 years old.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

A pig who loves his mud puddle above all other things leaves home when the farmer's wife makes his life a little too clean in this comic story of needing a place of one's own. Ages 4-8. (August) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved