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Perfect the Pig (Reading Rainbow Book) Paperback – March 15, 1996


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Reading Rainbow Book
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish (March 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805047042
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805047042
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.8 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Illustrated with black-and-white pencil drawings, "Jeschke's tender original comedies deserve to be saluted by a big brass band," said PW. Ages 3-7.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"Jeschke’s pencil drawings are rough-hewn and pithy, their homely figures at once distinctive and endearing." --Booklist

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Quite fun and adorable and endearing.
Paula J. Vasquez
A judge makes the symbolic move of allowing the pig to choose between good and evil as well as allowing compensation for work.
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Highly recommend this book for children of all ages.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
"Perfect the Pig," is a story about a pig who rises from a lowly birth and sees its dreams come true. The relationship between Perfect and his guardian Olive is lovely. Young children I know who have read this book have simply adored it, even the tenth or twelfth time.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 23, 1999
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This is a wonderful book that was read over and over and (need I say) over again to my 3 year old daughter once upon a time. Our copy finally fell apart from all the "loving" it took. My daughter is now 20 years old and a sophomore in college and in an early childhood ed program. I am so excited to have found that I can still get this book to surprise her!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Steven Adam Renkovish on August 20, 2004
Format: Paperback
I have been trying to figure out what the name of this book was for years. Little did I know, I could have saved a lot of time by doing a quick Google search.

This is a magical story that children, as well as their parents, will love. I remember watching the special on Reading Rainbow, and then running off to the library to check out the book.

I'd recommend this to any child, or child at heart.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Miss Dahl on June 8, 2008
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So first I'd like to admit I spend alot of my spare time searching for the greatest children's books ever written and stumbling upon this has been a magical little treat. I frequent the library and Borders and Barnes and none of those places have I found "Perfect the Pig" this book is really something special. The illustrations are all in black and white throughout the book but are done by a masterful illustrator that was something about the book I hadn't known before purchasing but don't let that tidbit stop you its definitely enough to hold the attention of your toddler. "Perfect the pig" himself is charming, unique, loving and deserving of all the attention he desperately seeks. The story starts out with "perfect" on the farm with his other pig siblings and he's clearly the smallest of the bunch and is really different from birth I mean "he was so small his mother didn't even know he was there" I think that says it all!Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andre S. Grindle TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 8, 2008
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I loved this book from when I heard James Coco reading it on Reading Rainbow in 84 I think. I LOVED the book too-it really helped me to have a great interest in pigs. This is the story of a flying pig who is kicked out of barnyard for his newfound wings and ends up the muse of a kind artist who cares for him. When he misses flying the artist lets him do so,only for Perfect to end up with a sleazy man (who from the sound of things should be arrested for animal cruelty-he locks Perfect in a cage crying and literally feeds him trash) who exploits Perfect for profit. The artist finds out what's happened and a judge allows Perfect to decide who he wants to stay with. He chooses Olive,the artist and they pair move to a home in the country and live "happily ever after". This is a great book and with all the modern day adaptions of famous childrens books I think 'Perfect The Pig' would be a great story to adapt for the silver screen,especially with all the CGI characters you can make. This book made me think a lot more of pigs and,like many Reading Rainbow books truely enouraged me to think imaginately in all things and reach for my dreams.So even though it's almost twenty years along I want to say hats off to you Pefect!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Bossert on August 26, 2009
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I am so glad I found this book through the Amazon readers' reviews. It is a precious story. I have worked with children in the lower grades for thirty years and have never come across this book. It was truly a rare find. I just finished reading it with my 6 yr. old granddaughter and it not only held her interest but some of the vocabulary words gave us pause for discussion. One of them was about fire escapes. Another was about her great, great, great grandmother who, like Olive, had a pet pig and lived in the city. I was able to make use of this story from so many different angles. I am thinking of letting her color in the drawings with colored pencils and keeping this book as a treasure for her own children someday.
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I have lost count of the number of these books I have bought as gifts after having discovered it for my own three daughters! A sweet, beautifully illustrated book about empathy, kindness, responsibility, justice and the happiness to be found in simple things. If I could only have half a dozen small-kid books, this would be one of them. (My daughters already have their own copies for THEIR future children!)
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