Cover image for Pigs can fly! : the adventures of Harriet Pig and friends
Pigs can fly! : the adventures of Harriet Pig and friends
Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton.
First edition.
Publication Information:
[Chicago] : [Cricket Books], 2004.
Physical Description:
49 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
In four stories, Harriet Pig realizes her dream to fly, helps a friend overcome a fear of heights, trains for a swim race against a boastful goose, and more than repays the mouse who saved her life.
Pigs can fly! -- By the silvery moon -- Waikiki or bust! -- Just friends.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.4 1.0 84218.
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J FICTION Juvenile Fiction Central Closed Stacks
J FICTION Juvenile Fiction Easy Fiction

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Harriet Pig is an unstoppable, unflappable force, out to right the world. In this collection of four stories, she realizes her dream to fly, helps a friend overcome a fear of heights, trains for a swim race against a boastful goose, and repays in the extreme a mouse that saves her life.

This transitional book is more challenging than an early chapter book, but still accessible to beginning readers who want to laugh as they follow Harriet's adventures. Leslie Tryon's charming black-and-white illustrations perfectly capture the lively spirit of adventure found throughout the book. Harriet's barge-ahead personality provides the laughs, as she does whatever it takes to accomplish her ends.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4, younger for reading aloud. A spunky potbellied pig is the star of four separate but related stories. In the title episode, Harriet, who has always wanted to fly, gets her chance when she's awarded the part of the fairy in the school play. With the help of special stage wires, she finds herself living her dream as she soars across the stage, sprinkling sparkling fairy dust on the cheering crowd. In other adventures, Harriet helps her friend Penny Porcupine overcome her fear of heights; accepts a challenge from champion swimmer Lucy Goosey to compete in a swim contest; and drives Homer Mouse crazy with her helpfulness after he saves her life. In every story, Harriet refuses to give up, even when the odds are stacked against her. Tryon brings the whole cast of likable characters to life with warm, expressive, black-and-white illustrations. With a more difficult vocabulary than is usual in a beginning chapter book, this will be a good choice for new readers ready for more challenge. --Lauren Peterson Copyright 2004 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-In these four episodes, winsome and spirited Harriet learns to fly with the help of wires during the school play, helps Penny Porcupine overcome her fear of heights, competes in a swimming race, and almost wears out her welcome when repaying Homer Mouse for saving her life. Each vignette is told with an economy of smoothly flowing words and concludes with a happy resolution. Harriet is a likable, outgoing character whose antics are sure to evoke giggles from readers. Charming black-and-white illustrations are generously placed throughout the book and enhance the humor of the text. A fine choice for reading aloud, this entertaining offering will also appeal to new chapter-book readers.-Lynn K. Vanca, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Richfield, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.