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Is That Wise, Pig?

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Title:   Is That Wise, Pig?
Author:   Jan Thomas
Series:   —  
Recommended for:  preschoolers, grades K-2, toddlers
Pages:   32
Call Number/Link:  E Thomas, J.

Rating:   ****

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Cow and Pig are helping Mouse make a delicious soup, but Pig keeps trying to add ingredients that don’t make sense! Mouse is making a yummy pot of soup and Cow and Pig are helping add ingredients. Mouse adds four tomatoes, Cow adds five potatoes, and Pig adds…six galoshes?! Is that wise, Pig? Young readers will be so busy giggling at Pig’s antics, they won’t even realize they are counting, too. A twist ending and irresistible characters will make this a favorite read-aloud.

Comments:

I loved this one.  It made me laugh!  It would work well for Preschool Storytime or Toddler Time.  It could also work well as a readaloud for kids in kindergarten and first grade.  (And for first and second graders to read on their own.)

I was having so much fun that I didn’t remember later that it was a counting book.

 

 

 

 

 

**mostly written in October 2016

 

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Posted by on November 11, 2016 in Funny, Picture Books

 

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A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals

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Title:    A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals
Author:   Lucy Ruth Cummins
Series:  —
Recommended for:  students in grade school and up who aren’t especially fond of cute little animals
Pages:   32 p.
Call Number/Link:  E CUMMINS, L.

Rating:  ****

 

 

Synopsis:

Members of a large group of animals, including a penguin, two rabbits, and a koala, disappear at an alarming rate but the hungry lion remains.

Comments:

This one is best for bigger kids who will not mind its food chain theme. (In other words, I don’t recommend using it for preschool storytime.)

Not for the very sensitive, or those who are especially fond of cute little animals.

But yes – I laughed.

 

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2016 in Funny, Picture Books

 

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