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Piggy riddles
Hall, Katy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2004]

Physical Description:
40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Forty-two riddles about pigs, including "What did the piggy's fairy godmother do? She grunted him three wishes" and "How do sty-lish sows wear their hair? In pig-tails."
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PN6371.5 .H34863 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
PN6371.5 .H34863 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
PN6371.5 .H34863 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
PN6371.5 .H34863 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This seventeenth book in Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg's bestselling series is full of jokes and puns that will have kids squealing and snorting with laughter. Young readers may want to hog the riddles to themselves, but with RenŽe Andriani's fun-filled illustrations, this is the perfect book for sharing and hamming it up with friends.

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Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 2. How many riddles can play off the topic of pigs? Plenty. Everything from what position does the pig play on the baseball team (snout stop) to how did the farmer find his missing pig (he tractor down ). Even for a riddle book these plays on words get awfully repetitive, with ham, snout, and pork making frequent appearances. But though some of the riddles are, well, dumb, the pen-and-watercolor, full-page framed pictures strike their own bright notes. Cartoon-style, yes, but better executed than the art in many similar books and full of their own humor. A Dial Easy-to-Read book that will put many kids in hog heaven. (It's contagious!) --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2004 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

K Gr 4-A new offering from the authors of Kitty Riddles (2000), Dino Riddles (2002, both Dial), and Snakey Riddles (Puffin, 1994). Some of the 34 jokes included may produce a chuckle or two ("What was the hog doing in the kitchen?/He was bacon!"), while others might need adult clarification ("What is a piggy's favorite movie? The Sownd of Music"). Because of the varied levels of sophistication required, children will best appreciate this title if it is read aloud to them; however, many of the riddles lose their humor if they have to be explained. Each entry is accompanied by a large cartoon, and the pictures and the text are neatly bordered with brightly colored lines. In fact, the most fun aspect of this book is the art, which features expressive pig faces that tell a story in themselves. Newly independent readers may enjoy this volume, even if they do not "get" all of the jokes. An additional purchase.-Deborah Rothaug, Pasadena Elementary School, Plainview, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



Why did the pig get kicked out of his apartment? &150He forgot to pay the runt. Why did the piggy help the sow across the street? &150He was a member of the Boy Snouts of Hamerica. Excerpted from Piggy Riddles by Katy Hall, Lisa Eisenberg All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.