Little Pink Pig

Pat Hutchins, Author Greenwillow Books $15.95 (1p) ISBN 978-0-688-12014-6
Bright, engaging illustrations and a simple, repetitive text are once again combined in Hutchins's ( Which Witch Is Which? ; The Doorbell Rang ) latest offering, a barnyard comedy of errors. Its hero, a little pink pig, has a snout for trouble. As his mother calls him to bed, the piglet tips over a large apple barrel, making it impossible for sow and son to see or hear each other. Little Pink Pig's mishap sets off a chain of bungles, and as his mother solicits help from the horse, cow, sheep and roosters, the poky piglet can be seen on the facing page, falling into haystacks or tipping over milk barrels, turnip carts and chicken feed. ``Wait for me!'' he squeals, but to no avail. A final collective braying and calling from all of the animals manages to turn up Little Pig, but not for long--as he makes a comical exit, young listeners will smile in anticipation of the whole silly cycle beginning anew. Hutchins knows how to tickle little funny bones; the target audience will easily follow and roundly enjoy the Chaplinesque plot. Ages 3-up. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 04/04/1994
Release date: 04/01/1994
Genre: Children's
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-613-28557-5
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-688-17516-0
Hardcover - 21 pages - 978-0-688-12015-3
Prebound-Other - 978-0-606-18703-9
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