Day by day

by Gal, Susan.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB GAL
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
Collection  Preschool Children's Picture Books
Call Number  J PS PB GAL
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION Gal
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
Call Number  j FICTION Gal
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j FICTION Gal
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j FICTION Gal
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea GAL Susan
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea GAL Susan
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j GAL
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Gal
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  Juv Pict Gal
Susan Gal offers a heartwarming tale of old-fashioned goodness. The industrious pigs of Day by Day build a home, plant a garden, help their neighbors, and then gather in a harvest grown with hard work and kindness. 

The language is sweet and simple: Day by day, the seasons turn. Shoulder to shoulder, pigs gather the harvest. Hand in hand, pigs give thanks, then cheek to cheek, they dance. The artwork is bright and full of the merry antics of a
happy family and a tight-knit community.  And these pigs are flat out adorable!
This delightful story celebrates family and community, caring and sharing.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""Mile by mile, pigs motor west/ Brick by brick, pigs build a house,/ and piece by piece, it becomes a home." In a porcine version of a 1930s-era migration, a family of pigs in period clothing arrives in a rural community and settles in. Writing in rhythmic free verse that recalls the "inch by inch, row by row" children's song, Gal (Into the Outdoors) creates gaily colored spreads using digital collage, then fills them with friendly, hard-working pigs. The pigs harvest their first crop, then celebrate in a distinctly piggy way: in the book's best moment, plump, rosy pigs strip down to lacy underthings and tighty-whities and race to the gigantic mudhole ("Layer by layer, pigs shed their clothes... and one by one, pigs cannonball!"). A spread shows the whole clan floating and snorkeling; in a sly A.A. Milne reference, a small pig clutches a toy Piglet (other literary pig references are tucked into the story for eagle-eyed readers). Comforting and conflict-free, the book's sense of predictability makes it promising bedtime material. Ages 5-9. Agent: Morgan Gaynin Inc. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Neighborhoods -- Juvenile fiction.
Swine -- Juvenile fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Neighborhoods -- Fiction.
Pigs -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780375869594 (hardback)
037586959X (hardback)
9780375969591 (lib. bdg.)
0375969594 (lib. bdg.)
9780375984334 (pbk.)
037598433X (pbk.)
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