Synopses & Reviews
and#8220;This funny, fetching tale will bring chucklesand#8212;and a lessonand#8212;to any child with a tendency to echo Pinkertonand#8217;s cries of and#8216;Me first.and#8217;and#8221; and#8211;Publishers Weekly
Pinkerton Pig will do anything to be firstand#8212;first down the slide, first in line at the trough-a-teria, first on the bus. His pushy ploys backfire on a Pig Scouts hike when he hears the magic words and#8220;Would you care for a sandwich?and#8221; Little does he know, heand#8217;s being tricked by a sandcastle-dwelling Sandwitch in need of care! How long will Pinkerton be doomed to powder her warty nose? This cheery look at the dangers of piggishness is now part of a fun, 8and#8221; x 8and#8221;and#160;hardcover series about life lessons.
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"Sure to be both popular and useful, this is Lester and Munsinger's best collaboration to date." School Library Journal
, Starred review
"During a beach picnic with the Pig Scouts, Pinkerton's boundless greed sends him ahead of the others to a voice that asks if anyone would care for a sandwich. There he discovers, instead, a witch,and he is obliged to wait on her, do her chores, and re-examine the glories of being first. The droll ink and watercolor illustrations impart the full effect of the witch's messy lifestyle." Horn Book
"Comically absurd wordplay and Munsinger's typically goofy art make this an unbeatable combination." Kirkus Reviews
In Me First, Pinkerton the pig learns that being first isn't always best--now part of a newseries featuringand#160;Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger's quirky, fallible and lovable characters as they learnand#160;valuable life lessons
Pinkerton always wants to be first. First in line, first on the Pig Scout bus, first for lunch . . . On his way to find a sandwich, he finds . . . a Sandwitch! While caring for this odd little creature, Pinkerton learns that being first is not as important as being kind. Delightful and infused with humor, Lesters text and Munsingers illustrations will entertain and inform a wide audience. Included in each book is a note to parents and educators to help unpack the lessons in these stories. With a new smaller trim size, these books are an excellent value and a joy to read!
The new kid in town is a wombat from Down Under. Heand#8217;s having a tough time fitting in, so he tries to join the baseball team. Theyand#8217;re excited to see a and#147;Wham-batand#8221; hit, but baseball seems to him like a strange game indeed as his literal interpretations of the lingo, such as and#147;stealing third base,and#8221; lead to hilarious, and ultimately victorious, results.
This was a brand-new baseball season, and the Champs were ready to go in their spiffy clean uniforms. Nevermind that the previous year they finished last in the North American Mammal League, this season would be different. But when a Wombat wanders onto the field opening game day, the Champs have no idea just how different the game was about to become. Young readers and listeners are sure to delight in Helen Lesterand#8217;s hilarious baseball lingo wordplay as Lynn Munsingerand#8217;s illustrations capture the befuddled Wombat and his earnest attempts to fit in and play ball.
About the Author
LYNN MUNSINGER has illustrated more than ninety books for children. She graduated from Tufts University in Boston and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, where she majored in illustration. She lives in Connecticut and Vermont.
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have been together through thick and thin since first publishing The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983. They have collaborated on the hilarious Tacky the Penguin series and many other wildly funny and popular titles, including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator living in Vermont.