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Piggy Paints

by Jim Benton

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Jim Benton, best known for the Franny K. Stein and Dear Dumb Diary series, expands to board books in this funny rhyming romp.

Mischievous Piggy wakes up, ready to paint. Soon the walls, floor, paper, and every available surface is splashed with color and images until Piggy retires, exhausted, to bed. The swinging rhymes will entrance your small listeners and make them want to try their own painting (hopefully not on the walls). "Piggy paints big./Piggy paints little./Piggy paints pigs/with a kitty in the middle."

The art is Benton's trademark cartoon style with a humorous touch that older listeners and readers will appreciate while younger children call out colors and animals. Piggy's wicked grin and admiring friends, combined with the effervescent enjoyment of his artistic endeavors makes this a delightful romp.

The book is a slightly smaller format, about 5x5 inches square, but the pages are sturdy and it's a nice average size overall.

Verdict: A fun addition, if your patrons aren't too uptight that they worry about paint on the walls! This is one in a series of silly board books from Jim Benton.

ISBN: 9780545647854; Published 2015 by Cartwheel/Scholastic; Borrowed from another library in my consortium
  JeanLittleLibrary | Sep 13, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545647851, Board book)

Jim Benton brings on the humor in a brand-new line of board books!

In Piggy Paints, one adorable pig spends his day painting pictures big and little!

Piggy paints big. Piggy paints little.
Piggy paints pigs with a kitty in the middle.

Piggy paints little. Piggy paints big.
Piggy paints a pretty little polka-dot pig.


Jim Benton, the international bestselling author and illustrator of Dear Dumb Diary, presents a clever, rollicking new board book program that will leave toddlers wide-eyed and laughing. Fans of Sandra Boynton will rejoice in this fresh line of funny stories!

Each board book features:

- Hilarious stories based on early concepts
- Endearing characters
- Young, bold, colorful artwork

(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:16:37 -0400)

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