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Publisher Comments:

If you share your treats with Morris he will stomp on them with his beastly feet. STOMP STOMP STOMP. Naughty Morris.

Are you daring enough to befriend this dastardly bunch of boars? Meet Wild Boars! Or maybe you better not. After all, they are dirty and smelly, bad-tempered and rude. They might try to fool you, but don't worry, you won't believe them. There's no such thing as a nice wild boar. Hmmm.

This insufferable gang of boars will mess up your house and set a very bad example indeed. If you are foolish enough to fall in love with them, they will break your heart (and most of your furniture). So don't say we didn't warn you!

Review:

"Bad behavior is utterly unacceptable, of course — but it sure makes for a terrific spectator sport. That's the mindset Rosoff (How I Live Now) and Blackall (Ruby's Wish) expertly tap into as they present four incorrigible boars named Boris, Morris, Horace and Doris. 'If you try to help Horace with his mittens, he will make a nasty smell and snort with laughter. Snort snort snort,' writes Rosoff, as Blackall shows the boar assuming a pose of civil disobedience in the cubby area of a classroom, a cloud of green gas expelling from his behind. And if a boar were invited over for a playdate and acted like a helpless shrinking violet who sought the comfort of the host's favorite toy, beware: 'Given half a chance (or even less) Doris will eat your very best whale, flippers and all.' Blackall's hulking, hairy boars — each adorned in comically ill-fitting clothing — make a wonderful visual articulation of and counterpoint to Rosoff's arch, mock-cautionary prose. In fact, they're so vivid in their steely-eyed determination to wreak comic havoc that the book's reader surrogates — a boy and girl who bear witness to and act as foils for all the boars' shenanigans — pale in comparison (the children's oddly flat, almost paper-doll mien does not help, either). Besides, youngsters don't really need any cues on how to project themselves into scenarios such as these — they'll relish tut-tutting such an uncouth crew, while secretly delighting in the boars' unmitigated chutzpah. Ages 3-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"An entertaining choice for independent reading or group sharing." School Library Journal

Review:

"[Y]oung readers will be delighted to meet this fearsome foursome, and inspired to look around for their real-life counterparts." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

BEWARE OF THIS BOOK! It is full of wild boars! They are dirty and smelly, bad-tempered and rude. So whatever you do, do not try to make friends with them. We cannot be responsible for the consequences.

Synopsis:

If you share your treats with Morris he will stomp on them with his beastly feet. STOMP STOMP STOMP. Naughty Morris.

Are you daring enough to befriend this dastardly bunch of boars?

Meet Wild Boars! Or maybe you better not. After all, they are dirty and smelly, bad-tempered and rude. They might try to fool you, but don't worry, you won't believe them. There's no such thing as a nice wild boar. Hmmm.

This insufferable gang of boars will mess up your house and set a very bad example indeed. If you are foolish enough to fall in love with them, they will break your heart (and most of your furniture). So don't say we didn't warn you!

A CHILDREN'S BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB SELECTION

A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION

Synopsis:

Meet Wild Boars! Or maybe you better not. After all, they are dirty and smelly, bad-tempered and rude. They might try to fool you, but dont worry, you won't believe them. Theres no such thing as a nice wild boar. Hmmm.

     This insufferable gang of boars will mess up your house and set a very bad example indeed. If you are foolish enough to fall in love with them, they will break your heart (and most of your furniture). So dont say we didnt warn you!

About the Author

Meg Rosoff is the author of the acclaimed novel How I Live Now. She lives in London, England, with her family.

Sophie Blackall is the illustrator of several books, including Ruby's Wish, for which she received the Ezra Jack Keats Award, among other honors. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805074888
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Subject:
General
Illustrator:
Blackall, Sophie
Author:
Rosoff, Meg
Author:
Blackall, Sophie
Author:
Huxley, Aldous
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Animals - Pigs
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Social Situations - Manners & Etiquette
Subject:
Social Issues - Manners & Etiquette
Subject:
Wild boar
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20050501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.00 x 10.25 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Manners and Etiquette

Meet Wild Boars
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Product details 40 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805074888 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bad behavior is utterly unacceptable, of course — but it sure makes for a terrific spectator sport. That's the mindset Rosoff (How I Live Now) and Blackall (Ruby's Wish) expertly tap into as they present four incorrigible boars named Boris, Morris, Horace and Doris. 'If you try to help Horace with his mittens, he will make a nasty smell and snort with laughter. Snort snort snort,' writes Rosoff, as Blackall shows the boar assuming a pose of civil disobedience in the cubby area of a classroom, a cloud of green gas expelling from his behind. And if a boar were invited over for a playdate and acted like a helpless shrinking violet who sought the comfort of the host's favorite toy, beware: 'Given half a chance (or even less) Doris will eat your very best whale, flippers and all.' Blackall's hulking, hairy boars — each adorned in comically ill-fitting clothing — make a wonderful visual articulation of and counterpoint to Rosoff's arch, mock-cautionary prose. In fact, they're so vivid in their steely-eyed determination to wreak comic havoc that the book's reader surrogates — a boy and girl who bear witness to and act as foils for all the boars' shenanigans — pale in comparison (the children's oddly flat, almost paper-doll mien does not help, either). Besides, youngsters don't really need any cues on how to project themselves into scenarios such as these — they'll relish tut-tutting such an uncouth crew, while secretly delighting in the boars' unmitigated chutzpah. Ages 3-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "An entertaining choice for independent reading or group sharing."
"Review" by , "[Y]oung readers will be delighted to meet this fearsome foursome, and inspired to look around for their real-life counterparts."
"Synopsis" by ,
BEWARE OF THIS BOOK! It is full of wild boars! They are dirty and smelly, bad-tempered and rude. So whatever you do, do not try to make friends with them. We cannot be responsible for the consequences.
"Synopsis" by ,
If you share your treats with Morris he will stomp on them with his beastly feet. STOMP STOMP STOMP. Naughty Morris.

Are you daring enough to befriend this dastardly bunch of boars?

Meet Wild Boars! Or maybe you better not. After all, they are dirty and smelly, bad-tempered and rude. They might try to fool you, but don't worry, you won't believe them. There's no such thing as a nice wild boar. Hmmm.

This insufferable gang of boars will mess up your house and set a very bad example indeed. If you are foolish enough to fall in love with them, they will break your heart (and most of your furniture). So don't say we didn't warn you!

A CHILDREN'S BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB SELECTION

A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION

"Synopsis" by ,
Meet Wild Boars! Or maybe you better not. After all, they are dirty and smelly, bad-tempered and rude. They might try to fool you, but dont worry, you won't believe them. Theres no such thing as a nice wild boar. Hmmm.

     This insufferable gang of boars will mess up your house and set a very bad example indeed. If you are foolish enough to fall in love with them, they will break your heart (and most of your furniture). So dont say we didnt warn you!

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