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Piglet and Papa Hardcover – May 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; First Edition edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081091476X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810914766
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.4 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,569,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Piglet loves playing with her papa. She likes to sit on his head, bounce on his belly, and chew on his tail, but one day, she bites too hard. "You little rascal!" Papa yells and chases Piglet from the sty. Feelings hurt, she wanders the barnyard, seeking comfort from the other animals. "Do you love me?" she asks each one, from horse to dog. Yes, the animals answer; they love Piglet, but they also know someone who loves her even more. Hungry and tired, Piglet returns home to Papa, who hugs and reassures her and declares that he loves her best of all. Happy Piglet jumps right back on her papa's head, bounces off his belly, and chews on his tail, gently this time. The short, simple sentences have a winning, read-aloud rhythm, and King's sketched ink and watercolor-washed illustrations make the most of Piglet's changing moods, from exuberance to the sting after a scolding and then back to exuberance when she is reassured that Papa's love is constant. Gillian Engberg
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About the Author

Margaret Wild is Australia’s leading picture book writer, with wide acclaim in countries across the globe. She was born in Eschew, a small town in South Africa. Her brother’s death at the age of seven inspired Jenny Angel, Margaret’s picture book with illustrator Anne Spudvilas, which won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award in 2000. Margaret has written over forty books.

Stephen Michael King’s first picture book won the Family Award for Children’s Books in Australia. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

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This book made a great shower present.
Crispy chick
It reminds her that no matter what she does, or how frustrated her daddy gets, he will always love her.
Kate
You will read it many times, but your children will love "Piglet and Papa."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kate on June 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My husband was looking for the perfect book to add to our daughter's library. He wanted one that featured farm animals (Old MacDonald is her favorite) and that explained how he felt about her. He looked at quite a few father and daughter books, but they just weren't what he wanted. Then I came across this one, and we both fell in love. The story fits our daughter perfectly. It reminds her that no matter what she does, or how frustrated her daddy gets, he will always love her.
I like how the plot comes full circle. It opens with her playing with her Papa and chewing his tail -- hard. This causes the Papa pig to yell "Ouch!" and chase the baby pig out of the sty. Unsure if Papa is really mad, she asks, "Do you love me?" He doesn't hear. She then wanders to other farm animal friends and asks if they love her. They always respond yes, but that there's someone who loves her and her cute features ten times, a hundred times, a thousand times, a million times, even a billion times more. She finally ends up back with her Papa who proclaims his love of her cute ears, snub nose, curly-whirly tail, little pink trotters and her fat little tummy. "And I love you best of all in the whole world!" It ends with the daughter pig playing with her Papa and chewing on his tail -- gently.
This is a wonderful gift for a father to give to his daughter!
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By Reader Views on July 16, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Reviewed by Stephanie, Parish (age 3), and Isaac, Rollins (age1) for Reader Views (7/07)

Stephen Michael King illustrated "Piglet and Papa." Like all of his other books, he has captured children's attention with his simple, lovable animals. Margaret Wild writes a loving, elementary tale that about Piglet and her father. Piglet gets her feelings hurt when her father scolds her. She runs off and meets several other animals who tell her how much they, and someone else (implying her father), loves her.

Parish liked the book, but not near as much as Isaac. He loudly started making animals noises while pointing at the pictures. He got so excited about the pictures that sweat started popping out on his forehead. This book stays off the bookshelf, because Isaac demands it so often. We even had to take it on vacation with us; it helped a lot during the boring car rides.

"What do you think about this book, Parish?"
"I like it."

"Do you want to keep it or give it away?"
"Hmmmm." She puts her finger to her lip in the typical Parish fashion. "Let's keep it."

That was just a test. Isaac had already made it clear that I was to keep this book. This book is a must-have. No children's library is complete without this story of family. Be prepared to carry this book with you no matter where you go. You will read it many times, but your children will love "Piglet and Papa."

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Format: Hardcover
Piglet and Papa
Little Piglet is roughhousing with her Papa when she bites his tail a little too hard. Piglet isn't sure how angry her Papa is with her, and whether he still loves her. So she goes off to ask the other animals on the farm whether they love her.

Horse, sheep, duck, donkey and dog all reassure Piglet that they love her, but tell her that there is someone who loves her much more. And when she returns home, Papa tells her who it is himself. A good book for reassuring children that fathers love them even when we are cross or need to discipline them, as well as for children who are learning to roughhouse.
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Format: Hardcover
Piglet and Papa is a tender story that is easily accessible for 4-6 year olds. Piglet wonders if her father really loves her after she accidentally bites his tail "too hard," and she embarks on a journey which helps her realize that her father's love will always be there, no matter what. My 5 year old daughter and I tell this story to each other now by heart -- we've memorized it -- and it brings her a great deal of comfort and confidence about the unconditionalness of her parents' love. An absolutely essential and charming book.
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