PIGGLE by Crosby Bonsall


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Piggle is a word game which Pig says he knows how to play but which Homer (of Who's a Pest, 1962) develops after everyone refuses to play anything else with him. (Well, the girls and the animals will play with him but only if the game is pin the tail on Homer -- and that turns out to be a dream.) ""Wiggle, giggle, sniggle and figgle,"" says Homer, playing Piggle, and the four girls join in by simply reciting their names: ""Lolly, Molly, Polly, Dolly."" Then it's ""sunny, runny, funny, bunny"" from Rabbit, but Pig, who started it all, breaks up the game with ""I get it! Plump, clever, rosy, sweet, clean Pig."" Beginning readers (and of course the game is made to order for their reinforcement) will share in the general derision of Pig, and will most likely be moved to emulate all the blithely posturing kids and animals playing Piggle.

Pub Date: Nov. 14th, 1973
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Harper & Row