Pigs

Board Book | January 9, 2014

byRobert MunschIllustratorMichael Martchenko

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Pigs are smarter than you think!

When Megan's dad tells her not to let the pigs out of their pen, curiosity gets the better of her. Why not? Pigs are too dumb to do anything anyway ... or are they? Before she knows it, the pigs are wreaking havoc all over her house, all over her school, and all over town. It's up to her to figure out how to get them back home. To Megan's surprise, she discovers the animals are much smarter than she realized.

Young children everywhere will delight in discovering another bestselling Robert Munsch classic in this board book format, with simplified text.

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Pigs are smarter than you think! When Megan's dad tells her not to let the pigs out of their pen, curiosity gets the better of her. Why not? Pigs are too dumb to do anything anyway ... or are they? Before she knows it, the pigs are wreaking havoc all over her house, all over her school, and all over town. It's up to her to figure...

Robert Munsch has written almost 60 books for children, including The Paper Bag Princess and Love You Forever. He lives in Guelph, Ontario. Michael Martchenko is best known as the illustrator of such classic children's books as Robert Munsch's Mortimer and Angela's Airplane. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. by Robert Munsc...

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Format:Board BookDimensions:26 pages, 6 × 5.96 × 0.53 inPublished:January 9, 2014Publisher:Annick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554516285

ISBN - 13:9781554516285

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Who let the pigs out? This hilarious book will have your kids rolling on the floor with laughter. It is now being released in board book form so little hands can experience the happiness of handling and cuddling their own-sized book. The text and illustrations are modified from the original but will not be missed by a brand new gang of potential Munsch lovers. Megan's dad asks her to feed the pigs but to be careful not to open the gate because pigs are smarter than you think. Megan promises she will not allow that to happen and heads off outside to the pigpen. Her observation after leaning over the gate and giving the piggies a going over with her eyeballs concludes that pigs are the dumbed looking animals that she has ever seen. Little by little her nose gets closer to the specimens and the gate creeps open a little more each time she leans in. The pigs watch her, wait patiently and at the precise perfect time they all stampede out of the gate. Oh oh! They make a beeline or should I say piggyline to the house and cause havoc and chaos inside. "Get these pigs out of here! yelled her father. Megan yelled, "HEY YOU DUMB PIGS!" The pigs jumped up-wap, wap, wap! - and ran out the door." Then they zoom off to Megan's school to cause mayhem and disturbances there. When it's time to head for home and the bus pulls up for pick up, guess whose driving the bus? You guessed it...all aboard the piggy bus....and the pigs squeal and chew (the bus seats) and party ..... all the way home. Could Megan restrain herself from ever repeating that faux pas again? You will laugh at loud at the last page where that question just may be answered for you. Oh oh! The illustrations are magnificent! Spot on! Amazing! Colourful, full of expression and emotion, action-packed and cartoonish. There is so much going on in each picture that it is worthwhile visiting the book again and again just to explore the illustrations and appreciate all of Martchenko's work. The teamwork of the best text-writer and the best creative artist makes this book a must have and I am so glad they downsized it so little pint-sized humans can start early on becoming a Robert Munsch/Michael Martchenko fan. Yea and they are both Canadian! Hurray for Canada!
Date published: 2014-05-29

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“Munsch’s story combined with the zany illustrations of Martchenko allow children to indulge in the absurd.”—Resource Links, 06/14