SOME PIG! by E.B. White

SOME PIG!

A Charlotte’s Web Picture Book
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 6 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Kneen contributes a set of serene, soft-toned scenes to the complete, unaltered second chapter of Charlotte’s Web, in which Wilbur (who positively radiates with personality in the pictures) gets plenty of TLC from Fern, and is finally sold to the Zuckermans. Expertly riffing on Garth Williams’s delicacy of line and subtle modulations of color, the illustrator captures the intensity of feeling that passes between girl and pig, as well as the sunny rural milieu they inhabit. As an extracted episode it hangs together reasonably well, though the ending is abrupt and without much sense of closure. No substitute for the full story, but a worthy stand-in for fledgling readers not yet up to tackling the original on their own. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-06-078161-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2006




MORE BY E.B. WHITE

ChildrenTHE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E.B. White
by E.B. White
ChildrenCHARLOTTE'S WEB by E.B. White
by E.B. White
ChildrenSTUART LITTLE by E.B. White
by E.B. White

MORE BY MAGGIE KNEEN

ChildrenSUMMER AT FORSAKEN LAKE by Michael D. Beil
by Michael D. Beil
ChildrenCHRISTMAS IN THE MOUSE HOUSE by Maggie Kneen
by Maggie Kneen
ChildrenCHOCOLATE MOOSE by Maggie Kneen
by Maggie Kneen

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenPRANCING DANCING LILY by Marsha Diane Arnold
by Marsha Diane Arnold