Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Review: I Know A Wee Piggy by Kim Norman/Illustrations by Henry Cole #DollyPartonImaginationLibrary
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?
I really loved the fact that the pig in the story starts out clean but then gets away from his owner to cause all sorts of havoc at a county fair. What to do? This is an awesome and fun way to teach kid's colors as well as rhyming.
The first time I read this book, I laughed out loud along with my grandchild as the pig found different colors to add to his body. The over-the-top illustrations just added to the overall humor of the book.
I also loved the rhyming was done in homage to the book, "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly" and yet, the author found her own niche. It was fun to pause at the end of a sentence before flipping the pages to find out a new color.
The ending was simply a blast at an already fun book.
To make this book even better, if that is at all possible, this book is part of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library that provides books free of charge to children birth to age 5.
Disclosure: This book was received from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library for free. The views expressed are my own and may not reflect yours. ~Naila Moon
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