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PreS-K–Three vignettes follow the antics of an active and curious piglet. In the first narrative, the lovable character displays some of his special clothes and what he likes to do while wearing them. “Piggy Pie Po likes to dance/when he wears his party pants./If he wears his rubber fins,/Piggy Pie Po swims and swims.” In the next, children hear about all the things the little piggy is good at. “For a penny he will spell pistachio and pimpernel./But there's one thing he can't do…/Piggy Pie can't tie his shoe–yet!” In the last tale, Piggy Pie Po arrives at dinner before the other guests and helps himself to the delicious feast but regrets his final, unfortunate sampling of a red hot pepper. The jolly, alliterative rhyme dances merrily on the tongue, and the paintings of the endearing pig's adventures are surrounded by generous white space. Particularly amusing are the illustrations of Piggy Pie's trip to the tub, where he wears “only bubbles, head to toes,” and of his attempt to slurp the soup that's running down his head. Though perfect for storytime, the simple language and limited text per page will appeal to beginning readers as well. This sweet tale will have wide appeal.Jayne Damron, Farmington Community Library, MI
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The energetic pig who cavorts through the three tiny stories comprising the Woods' newest picture book may look familiar to the collaborative couple's fans—he is clearly related to the 10 reddish-pink porkers from Piggies (1991). What's different, though, is the simpler artwork, drawn by Audrey Wood, then painted by her husband, Don. Piggie Pie Po is the star of almost every page, a fact made clear by the generous white space surrounding, and emphasizing, his actions. The rhymes about what he wears (bubbles in the bathtub), his smarts (in everything but tying his shoes), and a singular eating escapade (which ends when he encounters a red-hot pepper) comprise the plots of each tale. They merrily scan, making for a fun read-aloud experience: “He spilled the soup! / He didn't care. / He got it in his piggy hair.” The accompanying porcine portrait, featuring an upended bowl between floppy ears and a self-satisfied expression on Piggie's face as he slurps at a drip, is laugh-out-loud cute. A little gem. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Karen CruzeSee all Editorial Reviews
My grandchildren and I love this book. There are lots of lessons to talk about besides reading the stories of Piggy Pie Po's adventures.Published 2 months ago by Joanie B.
All Audry Wood books are well illustrated by her husband Don and he does a bang up job. I am an artist myself and the quality of the illustrations is a first consideration... Read morePublished 7 months ago by M. Lewis
Very easy to read for a 5 year old. Basic vocabulary and short vowel word. Child should read these 3 short stories to an adult. A real confidence booster for the child reader.Published 8 months ago by Paula E. Anderson
Audrey & Don Wood are a great team. My children love every book we have from them. This one is about a silly pig who has different outfits for whatever he is doing. Read morePublished 9 months ago by JStafford
Read over and over at my house. My kids are 4, 3 and one. Almost have some parts memorized. Everyone likes it. This is my favorite author.Published 11 months ago by S. D. Merrifield