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Pigs aplenty, pigs galore!

by McPhail, David, 1940-

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction E FIC MCP
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Easy Fiction
 
Call Number  E FIC MCP
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK MCPHAIL
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  j PICT BK MCPHAIL
 
 
Summary
One minute, the narrator is quietly reading. The next minute, pigs are descending on his house-and head-in every imaginable getup, by every available means, from every possible place.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "/*STARRED REVIEW*/ Ages 4-8. Late one night a man sits reading. He thinks he hears the sound of feeding. He certainly does. It's pigs! And not just any old pigs. There are "Pigs in tutus, / Pigs in kilts, / Pigs on skateboards, / Pigs on stilts. / Pigs from England, / Pigs from France / Pigs in just / Their underpants" (make that a bra and underpants in one piggy's case). The rhyme is bouncy enough, but it's the pictures that will have parents and kids howling. Using deep watercolors set against a black background, McPhail presents a magnificent group of porkers, whose capacity for costumes and capers is truly wondrous. We have rapper pigs, Elvis impersonators, and members of various sporting teams. They not only arrive by bus, train, and plane, but they also eat everything in sight, and then have the audacity to order in pizzas--which they use for a boisterous pizza fight. Though the man tries to rid himself of the pesky piggies, he finally realizes he's fighting a losing battle. McPhail, author of the Pig Pig books, is obviously no stranger to the species, but in this tale the pigs run completely amok, much to the enjoyment of everyone--except, perhaps, the man who just wanted to spend the evening with a good book. Kids will find this a very good book indeed. (Reviewed Apr. 1, 1993)0525450793Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Pigs -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Children's poetry.
Publisher New York :Puffin Books,1996
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780780768482 (prbnd.)
0780768485 (prbnd.)
9780140553130 (pbk.)
0140553134 (pbk.)
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