Pigs in a Pickle
Pigs in a Pickle
Board Book6.79
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Annotation: Pigs persevere when they get in a pickle, and so can you!
Catalog Number: #6631279
Format: Board Book
Special Formats: Board Book Board Book
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Copyright Date: 2020
Edition Date: 2020
Illustrator: Salcedo, Erica,
Pages: 14
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-452-17896-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-452-17896-7
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2018037904
Dimensions: 17 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
In this amusing board book, three frisky little piggies, resembling children but with pig-like snouts and ears, experience a series of uh-oh moments as they play. The rhyming text sets up a variety of scenarios, which unfold in the spirited, cartoonlike illustrations. From building a sandcastle to kayaking to driving little vehicles, their activities change quickly and end with this mini drama: after one little piggy staggers off the playground merry-go-round looking dizzy, the others encourage him to try again. They all climb aboard, spinning happily until lustrating how "No matter what, / they give their best shot. / Sometimes it works . . . / and sometimes it does not" e first one loses his grip, flies off, and ends up sitting in a shallow pond, looking awfully surprised. A diverting choice for toddlers.
Kirkus Reviews
Three pigs find themselves trying but not always succeeding in this story of perseverance.They fall out of boats, spin out of control, and often fall down, but in the end, these "pigs in a pickle know what to do. / They try again—they carry through!" In a tale that combines aspects of "This Little Piggy" and "Humpty Dumpty," Wilhelm's rhyming text echoes the childhood classics. Impressively, the story conveys its message about perseverance without ending sappily with a success story. In Wilhelm's take, when you give it your "best shot," realistically, "sometimes it works… / …and sometimes it does not." The piggy who falls off the merry-go-round gets back up and tries again—and again he falls off. What a lesson for little readers! Salcedo's three pigs each have their own distinctive look: one with large glasses, the second with pigtails, and the third with a round tummy. Each illustration is filled with a lot of movement thanks to well-placed lines, swirls, and squiggles, a necessary inclusion given the copious stumbling, twirling, and falling. There is also a lovely level of detail, from the suits on the playing cards to the tiny hose and ladder on the toy fire truck, though this visual complexity gears this book to the older segment of the board-book audience.This story's got a moral that's actually true to life. (Board book. 3-4)
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Reading Level: 1.0
Interest Level: P-3

The three little pigs from Pigs in a Blanket are back for more fun in this silly interactive board book with a positive message!

These three little pigs are ready for anything—especially having fun. But, whoops! Sometimes the pigs' day doesn't go as planned. That's OK! No matter what the oopsie, the pigs keep going, always staying positive and landing on their teensy feet!

• A positive message about perseverance told in clever rhyming, easy-to-follow text
• Fun and interactive book for family story time
• Hans Wilhelm has written and illustrated over 200 books for children and adults including the popular Guess Which Hand and Pigs in a Blanket.

For children who love barnyard animals, Peppa Pig, Perfect Piggies!, and Tickle the Pig, Pigs in a Pickle will warm hearts and inspire confidence.

A fun and simple book about overcoming challenges for preschoolers and toddlers.

• Books for kids ages 0–3
• Interactive and fun
• Read-aloud bedtime book

Hans Wilhelm is a widely published author and illustrator of over 300 books, including Pigs in a Blanket and Guess Which Hand. He lives in Weston, Connecticut.

Erica Salcedo is the illustrator of Pigs in a Blanket. She lives in Cuenca, Spain.

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