A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea

A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea

Book - 2010
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Explains precisely why, although it may sound like a good idea, gathering hundreds of pigs to march in a parade through one's hometown is inadvisable.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2010.
ISBN: 9781416979227
Branch Call Number: JE
Characteristics: 36 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Hawkes, Kevin


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Dec 13, 2018

A silly, fun-to-read book. I enjoyed that different styles of illustrations were used for the good idea and bad idea pages.

Sep 12, 2016

I'm so grateful to Black for writing this book! Without its urgent warning message, who knows how many town celebrations could be ruined?! His timely, careful analysis of all the ways pigs are unsuited for parades is insightful and...um, okay, I can't keep this up. The book is just funny, y'all. There are pigs in marching band uniforms. One of our favorite silly books for kids. Totally recommended for the kid who likes to giggle (and any nearby adults).

ArapahoeAlyson Aug 23, 2016

A Pig Parade IS a terrible idea, but this book is a wonderful idea. You have to smile reading it and kids will find it hilarious.

CRRL_CraigG Jun 25, 2015

Music, choreography, and balloon holding are several areas that pigs would fight hoof over snout to neglect so they may do their own piggy-thing, meaning that a highly organized event like a parade would very quickly turn into a complete and utter disaster. In the following passage, Mr. Black focuses on pig costuming, offering a sobering and logical explanation without any sugar-coating whatsoever.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/pig_parade_black

nypl_morningside_heights Mar 17, 2014

fun to read.

forbesrachel Nov 18, 2012

The contrast between the imagined pig parade and the realistic pigs is a startling realization to the fact that picture book animals are not true to form.

YogiMumma Aug 03, 2012

Fun just like his other book we read!

OranguTang Apr 26, 2012

This book was kind of funny. I don't know if it would funny if you were reading to kids but they might find it funny if they were reading to themselves. The illustrations are also really good and kinda gross :) just like pigs


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