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Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud (edition 2006)

by Lynn Plourde

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Title:Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud
Authors:Lynn Plourde
Info:Down East Books (2006), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:funny, family, farm, grandmother

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Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud by Lynn Plourde



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a fun book about a bunch of animals coming along and getting stuck in a pile of mud (more like wanting to be in a pile of mud) and everyone tries to get them out. finally grandma gets them out.
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  TUCC | Dec 9, 2016 |
Summary: This is a very cute story about a family who encounters a pig in the middle of the road. One member of the family tries to get the pig to move off of the road, while someone else moves chickens, then some sheep apear and they try to move those as well. The story ends with everyone trying to move the animals and grandma getting ran over by all of the animals when she sucessfully gets them to move. There are many rhyming elements throughout the book that make it a very fun read.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Uses: This a book I would firstly read for fun, it would make students laugh with all of the crazy things that happen to the family. I would secondly use this book to help teach about rhyming and how it isn't hard to incorporate it into a story to make it a little different.
  swallace14 | Oct 17, 2016 |
Watching Plourde's video of this is a hoot. She's *so* dramatic. If I actually had children with whom to share, I would get a copy, and then I would see the pictures better, too. But I got enough of the experience to know this is a fun smart book, and good for kid's pre-reading skills, too, though neither you nor they will realize that while you're reading. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of a Rud is a cute story told in the form of poetry. Its about a family trying to go down the dirt road, but they are constantly stopped by pigs in the mud. It repeats itself for every person. Then there is like a chorus after each persons story. Overall i enjoyed the cuteness of this book more than any other aspect. ( )
  Theresa_Kieffer | Feb 25, 2016 |
I liked this book because it had a lot of different rhyming words that kids would love to hear and say. I really think that this book was trying to teach rhyming words because for an example in the book it says, "With her hands on her hips,
and a snarl on her lips, and her dander up, Grandma yelled IT'S TIME FOR SUP." The end of each sentence rhymes. Kids love rhyming words because they are fun to say and in books that children read, it makes the read easier. Another reason that I liked this book is because of the plot. The conflict that arises in this book is that the family is trying to get down this road but there are many animals in the road and they do not know how to get them to move. It is up to one of the family members to save the day and get the animals to move out of the way so that they can get past. When children read this book they will see how each character tries to get the animals out of the way and they will be able to discover and think about why the animals moved when Grandma got out of the car and said something to the animals. The suspense of the book is something that the children will like as well because I know that I did. This story is engaging and well organized. "I'll shoo, that's who, brother said" "I'll shoo, that's who, sister said" "I'll shoo, that's who, mother said" "I'll shoo, that's who, father said" "I'll shoo, that's who, grandma said", all of the characters were able to try to "shoo" the animals away and the characters each went by age. The pictures in the book had fit the story very well and they had enhanced the story. The pictures matched the words in the book. For an example, when the hens were in the rud there was a picture that showed the hens in the rud along with the pigs. The overall message behind this book is how to solve dilemmas. It helps children to understand that you may need other people to help to solve problems and that everyone has their way of solving them. This story can also teach children the different names and appearances of farm animals. ( )
  kwalla8 | Feb 7, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0892727195, Hardcover)

It's mud season, but there's more than mud in the middle of the road: There are pigs, hens, sheep, and bulls in the way. That won't do. For a car to get through, somebody's gotta shoo! But who? Plourde's trademark style blends alliteration and rhyme into an elegantly simple mix that children-and adults-enjoy reading aloud.

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A feisty grandmother and her family struggle to get an assortment of farm animals out of the road so the family can pass in their T-Model Ford.

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