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The Book of Pigericks: Pig Limericks Hardcover – March, 1983

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books; 1st edition (March 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060239824
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060239824
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #539,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) was the award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved children's books, including the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal winning Fables.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Masato Nishimori on March 14, 2013
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A book full of limericks swine
It is it oinkingly, porkingly fine
The verses and art
will tickle your heart
Lobelicious - a treat - most divine!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ethan Creech on May 19, 2007
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I have not seen this book in many years so place yourself in a time machine and follow me back to elementary school. I must have been seven but I would check this book out of the library every week as experation came due. Can I say they were great limericks after my many years of learning since then? No, but I can say I never enjoyed a book more than Pigericks when I was young.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wallis Leslie on February 2, 2014
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Charming limericks and drawings to share with grandchildren or enjoy sophisticatedly. The book will inspire readers to write and illustrate their own poems.
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By Littlebip on January 27, 2015
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Love this book; read it to my kids weekly. Great condition.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com VINE VOICE on September 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
"There was a," begins every limerick by Arnold Lobel in his book, "The Book of Pigericks."

Arnold Lobel's art is par excellence. His "Frog and Toad" books, for example, have become standards in libraries across America. Here, his art still shines. His limericks are so-so.

To compare Arnold Lobel to Edward Lear is unfair. However, no mention of limericks can be done without invoking the name of the great wit Lear. See his limericks and find out why. What is fair is comparing Lobel to Lobel. This is not Lobel's best work.

Great limericks require an intuitive sense of meter, and where and how syllables change their pace. Lobel slips here and there, and could have edited his collection better.

To be expected, there is a pig from Nantucket. There is also one from North Stowe, Glens Falls, Palm Springs, Schenectady ("my neck today"), Duluth, and Chanute. Pigs live everywhere, and do almost anything, except pig things. The limericks lack proper pigness. Lobel could have replaced "pig" with other one syllable animals, like cat, dog or bird, and his limericks would not change at all.

The pictures are all pig, and very fun. Pig pictures, like monkey pictures, somehow always look silly. Lobel extracts every kind of goofy pig situation possible.

A few of the limericks might find their way into anthologies, but on the whole, Lobel wasted his great skill as an artist. He is a great writer too, but this book is one of his best.

Anthony Trendl

editor, HungarianBookstore.com
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