"Sally" is back, with a shelf full of reviews and book chat. But first - a holiday story.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pig and Small ~ Blog Tour & Book Giveaway!

Pig and small
by Alex Latimer
32 pages; ages 4-8
Peachtree Publishers, 2014

"Before this morning, Pig's nose had never squeaked - not even once."

theme: friendship

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".

18 comments:

  1. Aw, this sounds so cute! I'm going to look for it.

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  2. I would love to have this book to read to my son, looks like a cute story.

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    1. it's definitely a good "read aloud" story - for any age.

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  3. This book looks so cute, Sue! I saw it reviewed earlier this week on Sue Morris's blog, and my comment there is the same one I still have - I want to know how it turns out! So I'd love a chance to read it :) Thanks for adding it to our list - you can never have too many stories about friendship :)

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    1. I agree - there can never bee too many stories about friendship.

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    1. The title alone made me want to review this book. The cover clinched the deal.

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  5. I feel like I should be running out to get this book now. Look forward to reading it.

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  6. This sounds so adorable! I'm curious how it ends. The illustrations are great!

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    1. Patricia - I think it would find a way into your collection of stories about unusual friends.

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  7. This sounds like it would be a perfect book for my nephew and niece!

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    1. also perfect for parents to read (because sometimes we need to remember to nurture our friendships as well as helping our kids nurture theirs).

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  8. haha! I couldn't find a mouse to play with, but we have a new kitten in the house and I am trying to find some common ground with him. So far, our best game is catch the wagging tail! Thanks for sharing this book - it looks like a cute one!

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    1. I can totally see you playing "catch the tail" with your new kitten friend!

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  9. Oh, this looks like such a hilarious, punny read. Too cute!

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  10. Oh this sounds just awesome. Can't wait to read it!!!

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