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Little Oink Hardcover – April 1, 2009
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PreSchool-Grade 2—Fans of Little Pea (2005) and Little Hoot (2008, both Chronicle) will enjoy this team's latest creative effort. Little Oink likes to dig with his friends and go to school but he does not like disorder. Papa Pig tells him, "If you want to grow up to be a respectable pig, you must learn how to make a proper mess." So, before he can play he has to unmake his bed, unfold his clothes, put on a stained shirt, and throw his toys out of their bin. Once he has messed up enough, he can play his favorite game—house—where he sweeps, scours, and scrubs up. Delightful wordplay turns this classic childhood argument upside down while Corace's simply detailed ink and watercolor drawings are full of expression, standing out on a clean white background. Young readers will relate to Little Oink's frustrations as they find humor in this classic twist on everyday situations, and many will share variations of his promise to himself: "When I grow up, I'm going to let my kids clean up their rooms as much as they want."—Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY
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About the Author
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a Chicago-based writer. She is the author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, Duck! Rabbit!, and several other books for children and adults.
Jen Corace graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. She is the illustrator of Little Pea and Little Hoot. A New Jersey native, she now lives in Seattle.
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Follow along as Little Oink is chastised by his parents for being too neat and told that he has to make a proper mess if he is going to grow up to be a decent pig. I wish my mother had read this to me when I was a child!
I'm not sure if the age group of children to which this book seems targeted are old enough to internalize the message, but it holds my toddler's attention and I appreciate the author's dry wit and reverse psychology. The illustrations are charming and well done, have good detail, and pair well with the written word.
Though relatively short- but just about right for my almost-two-year-old, it is filled with humor and irony. Parents will be smiling knowingly as they read this to their little ones.
Equally good and fun to read are other books by the same author: "Little Pea" and "Little Hoot"
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A hilarious take on an old familiar phrase that will delight readers.Read more