This interactive offering asks readers to help Piglet find a favorite mud puddle.
Readers start by punching out a little piggy that is threaded on a cleverly placed string that runs from the front cover to the back cover, allowing Piglet to slip through die-cut openings from one page spread to the next. On the hunt for that mud puddle, Piglet asks Cow where it might be: “Moo, moo! Not here,” Cow answers, “Run and ask Chicken.” Little listeners will be excited to help Piglet through the opening and turn the page, where again there is no mud. Once through the next opening, Piglet visits the horse, who sends the little porker on to the yard. Move Piglet through one more opening, and there’s Mama Pig, the rest of the brood, and at last, that favorite puddle of mud. The moving piggy is sure to engage toddlers, but adults should know that they will likely need to thread Piglet back to the beginning of the book for repeat fun (it’s more difficult to move the little cardboard piece backward). In companion volume Hop, Hop Bunny, little hands maneuver a bunny through flower gardens, over rocks, and under a bush before finding Daddy Bunny and the rest of the family in the carrot patch.
The brief, simple storyline and built-in participation will make this one a treat for busy tots. (Board book. 2-4)