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.
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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
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