Small Pig by Arnold LobelSmall Pig by Arnold Lobel

Small Pig

byArnold Lobel

Paperback | August 5, 1988

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No mud!

Small Pig loves to sit in good, soft mud. When the farmer's wife cleans his pigpen, Small Pig runs away. In the city he finds a new mud puddle—but it is not full of mud at all. And now Small Pig has one big problem!

Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) was the award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved children's books, including the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal winning Fables.
Title:Small PigFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.5 × 5.62 × 0.16 inPublished:August 5, 1988Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064441202

ISBN - 13:9780064441209

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny Book Arnold Lobel is a talented, funny writer, and Small Pig is by no means an exception to this. An easy reader but funny for young ones, and the illustrations are adorable, too!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Early Work By Lobel Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud to me as his reader. Even though labeled a Level 2 this reader is very easy to read. I find the "Levels" are very inconsistent with this series anyway. A really cute story of a small pig who lives on a farm where the farmer and his wife love him very much and think he is the best pig in the world. Pig loves to wallow in mud of course, but one day Mrs. Farmer is fed up with the mess of the farm and she cleans up the whole thing including small pig's mud puddle. He can't stand the cleanliness and runs away. He finds several muddy, dirty places to settle down but none work out until he finds the perfect place in the city. Unfortunately he can't read and when he wakes up in the morning he is stuck in the cement of a new sidewalk. A funny story; Ds and I both enjoyed it very much. I really enjoy Lobel's earlier work the best!
Date published: 2011-10-04

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Small Pig likes to eat, to sleep and to run. But most of all he likes nice, soft mud. Everything is fine on the farm until the farmer's wife cleans up everything--even Small Pig's mud puddle. Then he runs away to the city--sure that since it is so dirty he will find a puddle there. Illustrated.