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Hog-Eye Paperback – October 26, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (October 26, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395937469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395937464
  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 7.6 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,947,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Asked to explain why she didn't go to school that day, a modern piglet spins a dramatic tale of how she met and outwitted a big, bad wolf; PW's starred review called the outing "a riotous caper." Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 3?Meddaugh presents a hilarious story within a story as a piglet tells her family how she was caught by a wolf and nearly made into soup. Seeing that her captor is illiterate (he thinks E-Z Car Care is his granny's cookbook and "reads" upside down), she reads him a recipe that sends him on a wild wolf chase to a booby-trapped vegetable garden, to Torrential Waterfalls for fresh water, and to the forest for "Green Threeleaf" (poison ivy). Just as he prepares to light the fire, she chants a verse warning him that her "Hog-Eye" magic will make him itch everywhere, which of course he begins to do. She promises to release the spell if he lets her go, and thus makes her escape. Outside the main watercolor illustrations of the piglet's adventure, her family members comment on the action in dialogue balloons. Because of the dual story line; the marginal comments; and the numerous small, humorous details; this title will work better for small group or individual reading. Meddaugh's pigs, as well as her choice of villain, bear close resemblance to Mary Rayner's "Garth Pig" tales (Atheneum). Like Rayner's books, Hog-Eye will be heartily welcomed by children.?Susan Hepler, Alexandria City Public Schools, VA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for GOOD STONES (Houghton Mifflin) by Anne Epstein, and then decided to strike out on her own as a freelance illustrator and creator of children's books. Since that time, Susan has written and illustrated many popular books for children. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 7, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Hog-eye is one of those books that elementary librarians like myself search for. It is a wonderful excellent read aloud that the children enjoy especially the "underwear" part. It is also a wonderful book about the importance of reading without hitting the children over the head. Also I could really get into reading aloud this book. It was such a fun experience for students and I. Thank you Susan Meddaugh.
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I love reading this book to kids. It has 2 stories going at the same time, so it keeps kids' interest. The pictures are cute too.
It teaches the importance of learning to READ !
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This is a great story... hilarious.. for children from 2-102 yrs. I bought it just to have when my family needs some cheering up.
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By Gracie on December 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
This has been a favorite of my daughters since they were four and five. The story is very funny (for adults, too) and the parts where the characters speak in "bubbles", cartoon-style, really made this an immediate favorite with the kids.
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My daughter loved this book when I read it to her, and I loved reading it to her, it was so much fun!
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