Monday, June 4, 2012

The Piggy in the Puddle

The Piggy in the Puddle is one of my most favorite, favorite, favorite children's books. Of all time. Ever.

It's starts with a baby piggy. She's in a puddle. She likes it. Her mommy piggy, daddy piggy, and brother piggy each come by and tell her that she shouldn't be in the middle of a puddle, and that what she needs is lots of soap. But each time, the little piggy answers, "Nope!"

Eventually, all of the piggy family ends up in the puddle together. I think the little piggy family is part of what I like about this book. Plus the rhyming, rhythmic text that's crazy-fun to read, and James Marshall's illustrations, which are always funny. AND it's a Reading Rainbow book. (I had a little bit of a thing for Reading Rainbow when I was little.)

Anyway, I highly recommend this book. It's sweet and funny, for kids and adults both.

The Piggy in the Puddle
Written by Charlotte Pomerantz and illustrated by James Marshall
Age range*: 3-6
My rating: 5 stars [out of five] 

*Age ranges are very flexible.

Full disclosure: The books reviewed here are books that I own or that have been checked out from the local library. Some links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links.

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