MEET WILD BOARS by Meg Rosoff

MEET WILD BOARS

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Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Poster piggies for bad behavior, Boris, Morris, Horace and Doris rampage through this cautionary introduction: “They are dirty and smelly, bad-tempered and rude. Do you like them? Never mind. They do not like you either,”—as they proceed to demonstrate with a series of young humans who try to make friendly overtures. Blackall depicts a quartet of long-nosed porkers, on all fours but in human dress, gleefully smashing offered toys and snacks while leaving messes, both mentionable and un- , in school and domestic settings. Breaking occasionally into rhyme, Rosoff details the havoc, then closes with a warning that, even when newborn and cute, boars will be boars. Shelve this next to Nicole Rubel’s Grody’s Not So Golden Rules (2003) and like contrarian essays; young readers will be delighted to meet this fearsome foursome, and inspired to look around for their real-life counterparts. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-8050-7488-0
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2005




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