THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG by Eric A. Kimmel

THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG

adapted by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

 An earnest attempt to provide a nonviolent alternative to the familiar cumulative British folk tale. The dog here ``nips'' the pig, while the ox becomes a horse to be spurred by a rider who is lassoed by the rope. Meanwhile, in Carmi's innovative illustrations, almost everything is personified with an expressive face--the stile, some quizzical flowers, a haystack that is obviously only pretending to be asleep. Well, not the rope, which the rat still bites, nor the stick, which still gets burned. Too many compromises are required: with logic, with cadence, with tradition. Sorry, guys, this one just doesn't work. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1992
ISBN: 0-8234-0970-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holiday House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1992




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