Friday, September 19, 2014
Pig and Small ~ Blog Tour & Book Giveaway!
by Alex Latimer
32 pages; ages 4-8
Peachtree Publishers, 2014
"Before this morning, Pig's nose had never squeaked - not even once."
When Pig's nose keeps squeaking, Pig tries looking up causes in his medical book - to no avail. Finally he notices a small bug on the end of his nose. It's waving. It wants to be a friend!
But what can a very large pig and a very small bug do together? Playing catch doesn't work well, because when the ball lands on bug... well... you know what will happen. And hide and seek? Then there's the whole issue of trying to appreciate gifts made by your new friend: a sweater hand-knit by bug just won't fit!
What I like about this book: Pig and bug do find some activities they can share - and it turns out there are quite a lot of things they can do together. Friends, it turns out, don't have to look like you or even be the same size as you. You just have to enjoy each other's company
Beyond the book: There are other stories about friendships between big and small - The Indian in the Cupboard comes to mind, and Stuart Little. Can you think of more?
What kinds of activities can two people of different sizes enjoy together? Think of at least five, and then go ask someone to join you in one of them. If you're a little person, ask someone bigger. If you're a big dog, invite a mouse.
Book Giveaway: Today's post is the last in a week-long blog tour. It's also a chance for you to win a copy of Pig and small. All you have to do is leave a comment and then email me at sueheaven [at] gmail [dot] com. Unfortunately, the book giveaway is only open to US residents.
Today's review is also part of PPBF (perfect picture book Friday), an event in which bloggers share great picture books at Susanna Leonard Hill's site. She keeps an ever-growing list of Perfect Picture Books. Review copy provided by publisher.
Congratulations to our last book giveaway winner: "Rhythm". He (and his human companion) help children read books in schools and libraries. Rhythm won a copy of Be a Changemaker to share with "his kids".