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Piggie Pie!

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Piggie Pie!

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Lexile Measure: 490L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sandpiper; Reprint edition (August 18, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395866189
  • ISBN-13: 84
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces

Review “This is definitely not your run-of-the-mill Halloween picture book,
even though Gritch the Witch certainly looks her part (though a bit more
trendy), with a pointy hat, a gap-toothed grin, vicious green fingernails, and
two beauteous moles on her face. She acts her part, too, swaggering, greedy,
and just plain impatient, as she brooms off to Old MacDonald’s Farm in search
of eight plump porkers for her favorite pie. But Palatini deftly turns the
tables on Gritch, whose own sense of importance (and the skywritten warning
“Surrender Piggies!” ) gives her victims time to implement a plan to save
their bacon. When hungry Gritch arrives at the farm, she can’t find a single
pig. Instead, she finds a wolf, whom she slyly invites home: “I always enjoy
having a wolf for lunch.” The wry, peppery dialogue is simply great (“Look,
Shorty, I’ve been quack-quacked here, moo-mooed there, and clucked-clucked
everywhere all over this farm” ), and Palatini’s allusions to popular
children’s stories from The Wizard of Oz to the “Three Little Pigs” will
delight kids. So will Fine’s bold, expressive artwork, which gives wicked
Gritch a comic audacity that makes her trouncing all the better. A
sardonically humorous, rip-roaring yarn that can be enjoyed all year round. ”
Booklist, ALA”The exuberant illustrations are colorful and action-filled.
Greedy witch and wolf both get what they deserve in this thoroughly enjoyable
romp that turns a popular nursery song on end.” School Library Journal,
Starred Read more About the Author Howard Fine is the illustrator of many
popular picture books. He lives with his family in White Plains, New
York.Visit his website at Read more














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