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****The Piggy in the Puddle

by Charlotte Pomerantz

pictures by James Marshall

Reviewed July 21, 2004.
MacMillan Publishing, New York, 1974.  32 pages.
Sonderbooks Stand-out 2004, #3, Picture Books

We’ve lost our budget for new picture books (I hope temporarily), so I’m going to be reviewing some old favorites for awhile.

The fun of The Piggy in the Puddle is reading it aloud and using the voices of baby piggy, and her mommy, daddy, and big brother.  The piggy’s in the puddle, and they want her to get out.

Daddy explains, “Mud is squishy, mud is squashy, mud is oh so squishy-squashy.”

Mommy says, “Mud is mooshy, mud is squooshy, mud is oh so mooshy-squooshy.”

Big brother taunts, “Mud is oofy, mud is poofy, mud is oh so oofy-poofy.”

Piggy’s answer is “Nope” to the offers of soap.  What are pigs to do?  Of course, they end up joining piggy in the very merry middle of the muddy puddle.

Try this book out.  I’m betting you won’t be able to resist reading it out loud.  It’s a delightful excuse to read to a child.

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