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Pigtastic (Accept people for who they are!) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B006OTXNW8
- Publisher : S.E. Gordon; 2nd edition (December 21, 2011)
- Publication date : December 21, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 2491 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 46 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,338,847 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Scott Gordon is a children's author who is well known for porking his nose into other people's funny business, so it's hardly surprising he's come out with this story of a friendly pig in a poking-fun kind of story - and right now 9as of this posting) it's free on Amazon in ebook form.
Pigs are actually adorable as piglets. They're hilarious and play like puppies. Pigs are smart animals, too - very similar in intelligence to dogs, but they're nowhere near as domesticated, so I wouldn't recommend one as a pet, even though, when given a chance, there are quite clean animals, too. I might make an exception for the one featured here, who looks like a pig who'd be fun to hang with.
The moral here is not to judge by appearances. Although our friend looks like he might be a bit odd, and his nose is rather peculiar by our standards, that's no reason to turn your own nose up at the little guy. I think he (or maybe she!) is probably very su-wee-t.
How can you not like someone with lots of energy, and who is also into exercise and fun? As you skate through life hoping not to become board (or is it bored?) you might want to consider the serious advice and take a page or two out of the play-book offered here. It's not sty-in-the-sky, you know!
Scott Gordon once again brings craziness and 3-D effect art to his pages in a simple, but bright and colorful story of fun, friendship and taking people for who they are. I think that's a good pork-trait to paint. Or is it a pig-ture?
Now there are ads after the main book but you don't have to read them. I did. I found the books for kids in different languages interesting and fun to look at just not for me. I can see how they are useful.
Good book though.
Nice message but overly drawn out and not interesting enough.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the beginning. This is about a pig that understands there are a lot of
things he has no control over and to do the best you can with what you have. Lots of links for other author's works that are free certain days.
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The blurb states it's about accepting others as they are - worthy, and worth a download I thought. But it doesn't make a lot of sense.
The Pig talks more about the fun things we can do with him (go to Ireland?! Skateboard etc) and the "seeing past exterior" angle comes in at the last moment almost as an afterthought. And the book never explains why anyone would have a problem with Pig anyway (poor? Works out but is still fat? Not at all clear).
There are no other characters either, so it's confusing WHO doesn't like/accept the Pig.
My son liked the pictures - cool dude sunglasses, surfboards. But the point wasn't at all clear, the terms used (exterior) inappropriate. Pictures are fine for a computer-style graphic, but most of the book (more than 50%) was taken up by ads for other 'on offer' Kindle picture books.
Can't say I'd recommend this, unfortunately, but it would be most suitable for 5-8 year olds.
Anyway, to the actual story. If you have downloaded this to a colour device, then you will see that this is in colour, however the pictures are perfectly okay on the black and white screen of a kindle. Illustrated throughout by the pig on the cover, this is a short message really of accepting people for who they are, something that we all need to remember from time to time. Little children should love this, but as an adult myself, I must admit that I loved this as well.
I wasn't really expecting much from this book, but for some reason my 4-year-old has asked for this story every night for a week! There's not much to it - a pig who works out but is still himself, and has a heart of gold and treats people nicely. This has been a big hit with my little boy though :)
8 out of 10
Disappointed didn't even give that much details about the books