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Small Pig (I Can Read Book)

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Publisher Comments:

The small pig likes to eat, and he likes to run, and he likes to sleep. But most of all, the small pig likes mud. The farmer's wife loves the small pig, but she does not like mud.

"This farm is too neat and shiny for me!" says the small pig, and he runs away.

He stops at a swamp, then a junkyard, and finally he comes to a big city sidewalk. There the small pig thinks he finds what he is looking for-good, soft mud. But is it?

Arnold Lobel's endearing story and bright funny pictures are sure to delight all readers.

Synopsis:

No mud!

Small Pig loves to sit in good, soft mud. When the farmer's wife cleans his pigpen, Small Pig runs away. In the city he finds a new mud puddle—but it is not full of mud at all. And now Small Pig has one big problem!

About the Author

During his distinguished career Arnold Lobel wrote and/or illustrated over 70 books for children. To his illustrating credit, he had a Caldecott Medal book — Fables (1981) — and two Caldecott Honor Books-his own Frog and Toad are Friends (1971) and Hildilid's Night by Cheli Duran Ryan (1972). To his writing credit, he had a Newbery Honor Book — Frog and Toad Together (1973). But to his greatest credit, he had a following of literally millions of young children with whom he shared the warmth and humor of his unpretentious vision of life.

Though he was a born storyteller — he began making up stories extemporaneously to entertain his fellow second-graders in Schenectady, New York, where he grew up in the care of his grandparents. Mr. Lobel called himself a "lucky amateur" in terms of his writing. Viewing himself as a professionally trained illustrator (he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute), he said, "I know how to draw pictures. With writing, I don't really know what I'm doing. It's very intuitive."

In addition to the Frog and Toad books, Owl at Home, Mouse Tales, The Book of Pigericks, and many other popular books he created, Mr. Lobel also illustrated other writers' texts that captured his fancy. He viewed this as "something different and challenging." Often his illustrations for those books showed a different aspect of his personality and his artistic expertise, ranging from his meticulous dinosaurs in Dinosaur Time by Peggy Parish to his chilling pen-and-ink drawings in Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep by Jack Prelutsky, about which Booklist wrote, "Young readers will be amazed that the gentle Lobel of Frog and Toad fame can be so comfortably diabolic."

In 1977 Mr. Lobel and his wife, Anita, a distinguished children's book author and artist in her own right, collaborated on their first book, How the Rooster Saved the Day, chosen by School Library Journal as one of the Best Books of the Year, 1977. They then collaborated on three more books, A Treeful of Pigs, a 1979 ALA Notable Book; On Market Street, a 1982 Caldecott Honor Book; and The Rose in My Garden, a 1984 Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book.

Arnold Lobel died in 1987.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060239329
Author:
Lobel, Arnold
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Arnold Lobel
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Animals - Pigs
Subject:
Pigs
Subject:
Pigs -- Fiction.
Subject:
Swine
Subject:
Children s-Beginning Readers
Edition Description:
Library
Series:
I Can Read Book 2
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
19690401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.88x6.02x.43 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

Related Subjects

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Children's » Beginning Readers » General
Children's » Humor

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"Synopsis" by , No mud!

Small Pig loves to sit in good, soft mud. When the farmer's wife cleans his pigpen, Small Pig runs away. In the city he finds a new mud puddle—but it is not full of mud at all. And now Small Pig has one big problem!

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