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Pigs Rock Hardcover – March 10, 2003
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K-This lightweight offering depicts the odyssey of a band of urbane pigs playing gigs. These groovy porkers who dabble in a variety of musical styles are shown living the life of modern-day troubadours. They perform into the wee hours and sleep late. They're swarmed by fans and sign autographs. They even have to hassle with life on the road, mechanical difficulties, and the pressure of getting to their next appearance. Simple rhymed verse conveys the tale in a breezy manner. Bold geometric shapes form the characters, and the colored backdrops against which they appear complement the jaunty musical feel of the text. An additional purchase.
Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreS-Gr. 1. Pigs rock? Do they ever, in this high-style picture book that uses geometric shapes and edgy graphic illustrations to tell the story of piggies in a rock band. "Pigs rock. Pigs roll. Pigs sing with heart and soul." That swinging introduction leads into the story of four pigs who play not only rock but also country and jazz. The rhyme is bouncy as it takes the pigs through their day, sleeping when the sun's out to get ready for their concerts at night: "Fans clap / Fan cheer. / It's the pig rock band they love to hear." There's even a bit of a story line tucked in the text as the band has an accident on the road that means that they may not make their date. The art, reminiscent of Lane Smith's work in Pinocchio (2002), has a joie de vivre that permeates every page. The various graphic elements can be as simple as the pigs in "funky suits" set against an expanse of white, standing on a block of red, or as intricate as the contrast of a circular band shell set against a city skyline, all vertical shapes, each building accommodating rows of rectangular windows. Sharp! Ilene Cooper
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Using simple, energetic rhyme, the author brings us into the world of this band, Illustrations are colorful, a combination of art deco style with 1950s space age modern. Plenty of use of geometric forms come into play and color enhances the mood.
Pigs Rock! is a fun, rhyming read, especially for little ones with older siblings who already have favorite bands. Can we next expect a dvd of the Pigs of their performance on tour?