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The Good Little Bad Little Pig

by Margaret Wise Brown

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Peter wants a pet pig - one that is not too good and not too bad - so he writes to the farmer with this request. In return, he is sent a piglet who is indeed sometimes well behaved and sometimes stubborn and messy, giving Peter grief at times and joy as well.

This lesser known book by Goodnight Moon's Margaret Wise Brown is a marvelous gem. The storyline is sweet and identifiable to both kids and adults -- after all, who hasn't sometimes been bad and sometimes been good? The version I had is from 2002 and features charming illustrations by the award-winning Dan Yaccarino. His pictures are great as they are colorful and bright with a bit of a retro feel that goes along perfectly with the text, which occasionally uses some old-fashioned language like "automobile."

I very much enjoyed this book myself and read it with a number of young children who all liked it as well. It's a good title for reading aloud, as there are an array of characters you can give various voices to as well as a text that lends itself to an easy, almost singsong reading. I highly recommend it for just a fun read or when you want to have a talk about behavior. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Mar 16, 2016 |
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Margaret Wise Brownprimary authorall editionscalculated
Schauer, LorettaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When a little boy named Peter asks his mother for a pet pig, he's in for a few surprises. But no matter how dirty, messy, noisy, or stubborn his unusual pet is-she's always perfect in Peter's eyes. Margaret Wise Brown is the renowned author of Goodnight Moon, Love Songs of the Little Bear, My World of Color, Robin's Room, and Mouse of My Heart. Dan Yaccarino is the celebrated author and illustrator of several books for children, including the Blast Off Boy and Blorp series. He is also the creator of Oswald, a popular animated television series.

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Peter's wish comes true when he gets a little pet pig who is sometimes good and sometimes bad.

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