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Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Little Oink (edition 2009)

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Jen Corace (Illustrator)

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Title:Little Oink
Authors:Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Other authors:Jen Corace (Illustrator)
Info:Chronicle Books (2009), Hardcover, 36 pages
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This book will make kids laugh. all kids hate cleaning their rooms, and will find this twist extremely funny. The illustration is cute, leaving the reader to easily fall in love with Little Oink.
  AshleyTimonen | Feb 22, 2017 |
Little Oink just wants to be tidy, but has to make a mess. (See also: Little Pea, Little Hoot) ( )
  JennyArch | Aug 15, 2016 |
If you are looking for the silliest and most ironic books for children, look no more and read Amy Krouse-Rosenthal's books. This is another story where things do not happen in a normal way. Little oink is about the only pig who likes to be clean and organized. He spends time cleaning up his room and being neat, however, this causes him to get in trouble with his father. He is sent to mess up his room and put on dirty clothes in order to become the respectable pig he should be, just like his dad.The story is very entertaining and can be used as an interactive read-aloud in the classroom for a young audience. ( )
  cvarela | Oct 2, 2014 |
"Little Oink" is a story all about irony. The irony that there is a pig that wants everything to be clean, when his family insists that everything be messy! This bring humor to the idea of what a pig is stereotyped like, as well as represents that sometimes you have to do things that you do not want to! This story does it in a humorous way, but points out that the pig does not want to make his room a mess, but he has to listen to his parents. The illustrations fit the text great and make the story even more humorous. ( )
  Katieflu628 | Oct 23, 2013 |
Following upon their immensely successful Little Pea and Little Hoot, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace once again deliver a tale of a youngster whose experience is the inversion of some common childhood problem, whether it be the disinclination to eat vegetables, or a reluctance to go to bed. In Little Oink, the eponymous hero likes nothing so much as to be clean, but his parents insist that all good pigs must make a mess, and will not permit him to go out and play, until his room is looking like a pigsty...

I enjoyed this clever play on the classic parent-child conflict concerning the necessity of cleaning one's room, and thought Corace's ink and watercolor illustrations were charming. Little details, like Mama Pig's vintage glasses, added to the sense of visual whimsy. But while I think Little Oink will probably be a crowd-pleaser, particularly with young children who don't like to clean their rooms, somehow I didn't think it quite the equal of Little Pea. Whether this is owing to some difference in quality between the two, or merely to the fact that the novelty of concept has worn off, I couldn't really say. Still, this was an enjoyable picture-book, well worth the time of anyone who reads to (and with) toddlers. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jul 17, 2013 |
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From the creators of Little Pea and Little Hoot comes this tidy tale of a decidedly different pig. Little Oink is a neat little fellow. Clean clean clean that's all he wants to do. But Mama and Papa won't have it! They say in order to be a proper pig he has to learn to make a proper mess. "Don't come out until your room is a pigsty " says Papa Pig. "I won't have any child of mine going out looking so neat and clean. It's just not acceptable " says Mama Pig. Readers who hate to clean up will love this humorous twist on a universal dilemma.

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Little Oink is a neat little pig, but his parents will not allow him to play with his friends until he is messy, as pigs should be.

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