Today officially starts a blog’s new feature Children’s Corner. Twice a month I will post reviews of books for children, specifically aimed at preschoolers as my son is a big part of these reviews. Today’s book my son received in the mail from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (If you’ve not heard of this wonderful project, click here to learn more). Each month is exciting as we never know what book we will get. This month’s book was a smash hit about a little pig who gets into a whole heap of trouble.
Age Range: 3 – 5 years
Publisher: Dial (June 14, 2012)
A clever, colorful read-aloud in the tradition of I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
A fun day at the fair becomes color chaos when one boy’s energetic pig gets loose. Upside down, piggy wallows in brown, but that’s only the beginning of this cumulative, rhyming text. Soon, he’s adding a rinse of red (tomatoes), a wash of white (milk), a pinch of pink (cotton candy), and many more. Can piggy be caught before he turns the whole fair upside down?
With exuberant art by Henry Cole, this wild pig chase is a natural choice for teaching colors and begs to be read aloud.
I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman is a short, fun-filled, colorful adventure about a pig who gets lopes at the fair. This pig decides to get a little bit of every color on him and before long, he’s got the whole fair turned upside down.
|Taken from kimnormanbooks.com
This wee piggy runs through mud, turns over a cotton candy vendor, and ends up in the dunk tank all before his owner catches him. Wonderful rhyming…
|Image via iTunes
Kim is an actress and singer, and has been known to practice her time step in a grocery line. Her books often feature animals, which were a big part of her childhood. Family pets included unusual critters such as a squirrel, an iguana and a raccoon named Danny.
She lives in Smithfield, Virginia, with the REAL Crocodaddy (her husband of more than 25 years.) They’re the parents of two grown sons and the grandparents of one very large, shaggy Newfoundland. Visit her website at www.kimnormanbooks.com
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