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A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea

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Publisher Comments:

Could anything possibly be more fun than a pig parade!? You wouldn't think so. But you'd be wrong. A pig parade is a terrible idea. Pigs hate to march, refuse to wear the uniforms, don't care about floats, and insist on playing country music ballads. Those are just some of the reasons. And trust me, this hysterical book has plenty more!

Review:

"Black's pitch-perfect porcine parody sets off at a brisk pace. 'Like most children, you have probably thought to yourself at one time or another, I bet a pig parade would be a lot of fun.' Hawkes (who illustrated Black's Chicken Cheeks) supplies a picture of pigs dashing forth in spruce uniforms, playing instruments, as fireworks explode behind them. 'The only problem is,' Black continues, 'a pig parade is a terrible idea.' A double-page spread shows why; no parade anywhere--just a trio of porkers 'snuffling' around, one with chewing gum stuck to its snout. Skewering stuffy types who belabor the obvious, Black points out that real pigs show no willingness to march, won't wear majorette uniforms, and won't hold big balloons ('Because while pig hooves are good for digging up wild mushrooms, when it comes to holding giant parade balloons, they are simply not up to the job'). The Monty Pythonesque premise delivers laugh after laugh, while Hawkes's portraits of pigs chewing on their band hats, tromping on their horns, and floating into outer space with parade balloons will win over readers of all ages. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

The second collaborative picture book from comedian Michael Ian Black and award-winning illustrator Kevin Hawkes

About the Author

Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who has created and starred in many television series, including andlt;iandgt;Michael and Michael Have Issuesandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Stellaandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;The State. andlt;/iandgt;He also starred in the NBC television show andlt;iandgt;Ed andlt;/iandgt;and on VH1and#8217;s andlt;iandgt;I Love The... andlt;/iandgt;series. He wrote the screenplay for the film andlt;iandgt;Run, Fatboy, Run andlt;/iandgt;and wrote and directed the film andlt;iandgt;Wedding Daze. andlt;/iandgt;Michael regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and is the bestselling author of the book andlt;iandgt;My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face) andlt;/iandgt;and the childrenand#8217;s books andlt;iandgt;Chicken Cheeksandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; The Purple Kangarooandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Ideaandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Iand#8217;m Boredandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;andandlt;iandgt; Naked! andlt;/iandgt;Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.andlt;Bandgt;Kevin Hawkesandlt;/Bandgt; is the illustrator of more than thirty-five acclaimed picture books and chapter books including andlt;i andgt;Library Lionandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;i andgt;Weslandiaandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;i andgt;Chicken Cheeksandlt;/iandgt;. His vibrant colors, unusual perspectives, and sense of humor are hallmarks of his work. He lives with his wife and children in Southern Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416979227
Author:
Black, Michael Ian
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Hawkes, Kevin
Author:
Hawkes, Kevin
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Pigs
Subject:
Animals - Pigs
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Pigs
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (no spcl fx)+int.
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9781416979227 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Black's pitch-perfect porcine parody sets off at a brisk pace. 'Like most children, you have probably thought to yourself at one time or another, I bet a pig parade would be a lot of fun.' Hawkes (who illustrated Black's Chicken Cheeks) supplies a picture of pigs dashing forth in spruce uniforms, playing instruments, as fireworks explode behind them. 'The only problem is,' Black continues, 'a pig parade is a terrible idea.' A double-page spread shows why; no parade anywhere--just a trio of porkers 'snuffling' around, one with chewing gum stuck to its snout. Skewering stuffy types who belabor the obvious, Black points out that real pigs show no willingness to march, won't wear majorette uniforms, and won't hold big balloons ('Because while pig hooves are good for digging up wild mushrooms, when it comes to holding giant parade balloons, they are simply not up to the job'). The Monty Pythonesque premise delivers laugh after laugh, while Hawkes's portraits of pigs chewing on their band hats, tromping on their horns, and floating into outer space with parade balloons will win over readers of all ages. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , The second collaborative picture book from comedian Michael Ian Black and award-winning illustrator Kevin Hawkes
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