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The pig in a wig 4 copies (edition 2002)

by Alan MacDonald

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Title:The pig in a wig 4 copies
Authors:Alan MacDonald
Info:Scholastic Inc (2002), Paperback, 29 pages
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Genre: Fantasy
Age: Primary, and intermediate
Review/Critique: A pig name Peggy feels ugly when other animals say she is, so she wears a wig. Then she finds there is beauty even when your bald. It is fantasy because animals talk to each other and a pig cares about its looks. ( )
  jessminson | Jan 29, 2017 |
Genre: Fantasy
Media: Pastel
This book fits into fantasy because it is about a pig who becomes self-conscious because she has no hair. I really liked this book and feel as though it can be used in many different circumstances in the classroom. ( )
  ShayleeHutchison | Feb 9, 2016 |
In this modern fantasy, a pig named Peggoty thought she was the most beautiful animal at the farm. As she was looking at herself in the duckpond, these new lambs came and made fun of her. They called her ugly because she was bald. So she went around the whole farm, asking the other animals if that was true. They all told her that if she had hair, she would not be as ugly. So Peggoty made herself a wig one night, and flaunted it the next morning. She was so proud until the other animals were mocking her again. In her upset rage, she ran up to the farmer's house and looked through the window. She saw the farmer's wife bathing their new, bald, and pink baby. The woman was calling the baby beautiful and an angel. This made the pig so happy. But before the pig left, the woman saw Peggoty and screamed because she was a hairy beast. After that, Peggoty went back to her friends and bragged about how humans think you are a monster if you are hairy, but they think you are an angel if you are bald and pink. ( )
  BethWal94 | Mar 16, 2015 |
Peggoty the pig once thought she was the prettiest pink pig in the world. She looses self confidence in her beauty when other farm animals cal her ugly. After asking other farm animals why she was bald unlike the rest of the animals, she was disappointed in their responses. In order to fit in she made a wig out of straw and she was still made fun of. Her outlook on her beauty was changed when she saw a bald baby that her mother was calling perfect. This folk tale would be appropriate for primary grades.
  dluby17 | Feb 24, 2015 |
Genre: fantasy

I thought this book was a good fantasy but I didn't like the story. I thought the Pig was conceited and didn't learn not to be, just gained reason to stay conceited. I don't think that it has a good message for children and I probably wouldn't read it to my class.

Age Appropriateness: primary
Rubric: 15
  katie.harrel | Apr 9, 2010 |
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Peggoty the pig feels ugly when the other animals tell her she needs fur, a mane, or feathers, but then she sees the farmer's baby and learns that there is also beauty in being hairless.

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