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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (September 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152024948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152024949
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

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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From Booklist

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 Cruze

More About the Author

AUDREY WOOD is the much-loved author of more than thirty books for children, including the bestselling The Napping House, Piggies, Heckedy Peg, and most recently, Piggy Pie Po, which she collaborated on with her husband, Don Wood.
She lives in Hawaii.

My first memories are of Sarasota, Florida in the winter quarters of the Ringling Brothers' Circus. I was one year old and remember it vividly. My father, an art student, was making extra income by repainting circus murals.

The people in the circus were my friends. I was bounced on the knee of the tallest man in the world and rocked in the arms of the fat lady who could not stand up. My first baby-sitters were a family of little people who lived in a trailer next to ours. They tAudrey2old me stories about the animals they worked with: Chi Chi the Chimpanzee, an elephant named Elder, and Gargantua the Gorilla.

My mother says I was a fast learner, always ahead of my age. My father taught me to swim before I could walk. I walked at seven months and climbed over a seven foot chain link fence when I was one year old. Everyone in the circus thought I was going to be a trapeze artist.

When I was two, I traveled with my parents to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where they studied art. Spanish became my second language. Because my mother read to me every day, I fell in love with books and was reading by age three.

My parents had two more girls, which made me the oldest sister. All of us were trained in the arts: music, dance, painting, and drama. We had a miniature stage in our basement, complete with light-bulb floodlights and a dusty red velvet curtain. Admission for the plays we produced was a bargain--twenty-five cents.

When I was in the first grade, I wanted to grow up to be an artist like my father. Then, in the fourth grade, I decided I'd like to be a children's book author. As an adult who writes and illustrates children's books, I have realized both my childhood ambitions.

I got in trouble in school once for crossing out my favorite author's name and putting in mine--Audrey Brewer instead of Dr. Seuss!

My great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were all professional artists. Since I am also a professional artist, there are four consecutive generations of artists in our family. However, I am the only female artist.

On our honeymoon, I read my new husband Don Wood the classic children's book entitled At the Back of the North Wind. Seven years later, we teamed up to create our first picture book together.

When our son Bruce Robert was two years old, I began to read picture books to him. He helped to remind me of my childhood ambitions. That's when I began to write children's books seriously.

www.Audreywood.com

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It is funny, and the rhyming story makes it easy to read.
mamaox
I got this for the 2 year old i watch regularly, an he LOVES IT, we read it over and over.
Annell N. Metsker
I would recommend most any of the books written by Don & Audrey Wood.
Shanna Muellenbach

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Prather TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 17, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Just saying the title of this book makes me smile! It rolls off the tongue in a way sure to elicit lots of grins even from the youngest story listeners. This little piggy has some great adventures, my favorite one being in the bathtub where he ends up wearing bubbles from his head to toes. Who wouldn't love a pig who loves to dance in his party pants?

The book is divided into three "chapters", each telling a different Piggie story. I divided them up when reading to 1 and 2 year olds, and will read them all when reading to 3's and 4's. Each of the stories is a delight to read and will get lots of giggles. The illustrations are hilarious, vibrant and uncluttered, making this a perfect choice for group sharing. Don't miss this latest little gem from the Woods. They add another one to their long list of classics. Recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kalumu on November 16, 2010
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I found this book at my local library. My 2.5 year old son loves it. It's become a favorite! So much that I'm purchasing a copy for Christmas. :=)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Annell N. Metsker on September 13, 2011
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I got this for the 2 year old i watch regularly, an he LOVES IT, we read it over and over. It is a great rhyming story. I love don and audrey, they make wonderful books together. This book is one of our favorites by them.
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By Dancer In The Storm on January 13, 2014
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I love Audrey Wood. She is one of the best American children's books author I have come across. I love all her books. Piggy Pie Po is just as good. I got it for my 18 months twins and they love the illustrations. My toddlers love books. This book is suitable even for little ones like my two!
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Piggy Pie PoI love the Audrey Wood books. This is quite simple but very interesting for a young child. Not a lot on each page but very colorful. Helps with counting concepts of first few numerals.
My grandson loves the pig's name Piggy Pie Po!
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Fun story and great illustrations grab children's attention thru 3 short stories. My 2 year old granddaughter loved it so much we had to buy our own copy to leave the library copy in circulation. Can not go wrong with Audrey Wood.
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