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#blogbookaday: Pig the Pug

11 Mar

22735715.jpgSummary:  “Pig is the greediest Pug in the world. He is ill-tempered, rude and unreasonable. When Pig the Pug is asked to share his toys, something unexpected happens. Hopefully Pig has learned a lesson!” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: In this brief picture book you’ll meet Pig the Pug and Trevor the wiener dog. Pig is not interested in sharing in the least – everything he has he wants to hoard, not share with Trevor. Pig builds a mountain of all his things and when he climbs to the very top, he has an accident. Trevor shares Pig’s toys while Pig recovers and hopefully learns his lesson in the process.

Personal Reaction: The illustrations in this story absolutely make the story – they are so funny – with an overweight Pug with crazy eyes and a little winer dog who just wants to have fun together! The illustrations are sure to make your kids chuckle out loud and maybe learn why sharing can be more fun than having toys, but not enjoying them! This is also the first in the series, so make sure you check out some of the other titles as well!

Title: Pig the Pug
Author: Aaron Blabey
Illustrator: Aaron Blabey
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: July 1, 2014

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


Picture Book Month: Dogs

11 Nov

This title is all about expression, and if you don’t use expression, this will be one of the most boring books you read… because the only word throughout the whole story is “ball.”

The adorable dog on the cover loves playing with his ball. He waits (not so patiently) for his human to wake up to play ball, he waits all day while she’s at school to come back and play ball and while he’s waiting he tries to engage the rest of his family to play with him but with very little luck.

This story is great for dog-loving families, for kids learning to read with expression and works really well as a tool to engage kids in more than just the word on the page. The pictures really tell the story! Continue reading

Picture Book Month Theme: Dogs

4 Nov


You’ll be seeing a lot of picture books on my blog throughout the month of November as we celebrate Picture Book Month.  You’ll definitely want to check out the website as picture book authors and illustrators will be posting an essay each day about the importance of picture books!  Check back daily for some great pictures surrounding a specific theme!

  1. Please Take Me for a Walk by Susan Gal
  2. Wag! by Patrick McDonnell
  3. The Doghouse by Jan Thomas
  4. One Pup’s Up by Marsha Wilson Chall
  5. Dogs by Emily Gravett
  6. Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
  7. Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
  8. A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka
  9. Dogku by Andrew Clements
  10. Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
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