SING A SONG OF PIGLETS by Eve Bunting

SING A SONG OF PIGLETS

A Calendar in Verse
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 2 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

A celebration of the seasons by a veteran author and a Caldecott Medalist (Mirette on the High Wire, 1992). Two piglets romp and rollick throughout the months, from skiing in January to feasting in November (of course) and giving presents in December. The rhyme is simple and unvaried throughout, just right for a very young child to join in the fun. April’s verse: “Sing a song of gardening, / digging with a hoe. / Pull the weeds / and plant the seeds / and watch the flowers grow.” Lazy August suggests, “Sing a song of reading, / lying in the shade, / Chapter Three, / you read to me! / And pass the lemonade.” McCully’s fine line and pastel illustrations are energetic with an excellent eye at setting the scene. The month’s title and verse are seamlessly incorporated within each double spread. Charming, buoyant, and year-round fun. (Picture book/poetry. 2-5)

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 2002
ISBN: 0-618-01137-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Clarion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2002




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