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Title:
Pigs, pigs, pigs!
Author:
Newman, Lesléa.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
A town prepares for and enjoys a visit with a large group of very entertaining pigs in this rhyming tale of hospitality.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 67248.
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Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/simon031/2001042847.html
ISBN:
9780689849794
Format :
Book

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The pigs sit politely but hardly eat lightly.In fact they all pig out in style.Hooray! The pigs are coming to town! With great excitement the townspeople prepare a feast that only a pig could love. To thank them, the pigs put on a show only the townspeople could love. Then the pigs leave and everyone is exhausted -- but the work is not finished yet!They munch and they crunch on their oversized lunch,Then each one sits back with a smile.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS^-Gr. 2. Dozens of pigs are coming, by Cadillac and yak, to the delight of a town that is preparing a feast for the visitors. Playful verses packed with internal rhymes elaborate on the extensive menu and describe the pigs swinging song-and-dance act after the meal. Winsome watercolors in soft colors and rounded shapes create personable pigs whose eloquent facial expressions and body language add to the humor. Like Dogs, Dogs, Dogs (2002) and Cats, Cats, Cats (2001), by the same team, this animal frolic has a fast pace that will work for story times, with enough detail in the illustrations for further scrutiny by young listeners. Kathleen Odean


Publisher's Weekly Review

Leslea Newman adds a third title to her series of animal-themed romps (Cats, Cats, Cats! and Dogs, Dogs, Dogs!) with Pigs, Pigs, Pigs!, illus. by Erika Oller. Here, to welcome the pigs, the townspeople prepare a scrumptious feast of "Fried green tomatoes and mashed sweet potatoes,/ Troughs full of twice-baked spaghetti./ Cheese tortellini with deep-fried zucchini,/ And buckets of Apple Brown Betty" plus more; in exchange, the pigs perform. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A town's residents busily prepare delicacies, anticipating the exciting arrival of the pigs that are "coming to play, hooray!" In fact, a veritable banquet awaits: "We're planning a feast for ten thousand at least,/We're cooking a fabulous meal." The porcine party is followed by high-stepping dancing and, when the frolicking comes to an end, the insatiable guests request one last snack. Though the warm, welcoming hosts are weary and worn-out, and have joined in the fun, they serve up crumb, plum, and rum cakes, and anticipate the arrival of-the sheep. Oller's distinguished watercolors of boisterous, smiling pigs are a perfect match for Newman's winsome, lyrical verse. This rollicking romp will be a storytime delight or a terrific laptime treat. It's sure to bounce right off the shelves.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.