Cover image for New pig in town
Title:
New pig in town
Author:
Wheeler, Lisa, 1963-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
43 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Fitch the wolf and Chip the pig strike up an unlikely friendship because they discover something in common.
General Note:
"A Richard Jackson Book."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
160 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.8 0.5 71830.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.9 2 Quiz: 34060 Guided reading level: J.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780689849503
Format :
Book

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Ready-to-Read
Level 3
Reading Proficiently
Rich vocabulary
More-challenging stories
Longer chapters

"Are you a wolf?" Chip asks. "Are you the big, bad kind?"
Fitch does have long, shaggy fur and tall, pointy ears.
If he is a wolf, should Chip be afraid?
Or can a pig and a wolf become friends?
Laugh along with this first funny book of Fitch and Chip's adventures.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2-3. Chip is the new pig in class, and he can't help but notice that Fitch, an only child who lives with his granny, is the only wolf. Is Fitch is a werewolf or a big bad wolf? After Chip happens to see Fitch sitting alone in the lunchroom, he decides Fitch is a lone wolf. Chip, who has two bigger brothers and three smaller sisters, bonds with Fitch over sharing and siblings. Pig and wolf are pleasantly anthropomorphized, and the other "kids" include cats and bunnies. The beginning of a beautiful friendship and the joys of discovering differences and similarities are chronicled sweetly and simply. --GraceAnne DeCandido Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Wheeler (Sailor Moo Porcupining) brings her quirky sense of humor and wordplay to these Fitch & Chip titles, first in a planned series of easy readers. In New Pig in Town, Chip, the new pig, and Fitch, a lone wolf, build an unlikely friendship in entirely believable ways: eating lunch, playing ball and walking home from school. The two friends compare their home life in candid, realistic banter: "Granny knows who to blame when things break," says Fitch, an only child. "I get blamed when I didn't do it," says Chip, one of a passel of piglets. Ansley (Turk and Runt) fills at least half of each page with watercolors in a bold palette with many close-up perspectives. When Pigs Fly finds the friends coping with peer pressure and fitting in when everyone but Fitch dresses as a TV character for Hero Day at school. Creating an interesting story line and characters within the confines of the format, Wheeler offers beginning readers two new friends. Ages 6-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved