This book has it all, rhythm, rhyme, repetition, and colors. Our piggy is at the County Fair with a determined idea. He wants to be the winner of the blue ribbon. He starts off wallowing in brown, but it’s not for him. So he adds a rinse of red, which makes it too bright. And on he goes wallowing in color after color. He does take a quick break wallowing in the duck Pond. His final wallow in the blue water of the Dunk Tank blends everything together giving him the blue ribbon.
The rhyme is catchy, and the repetition will keep children involved. All of the backgrounds represent events at a county or state fair. Enjoy the illustrations crowded with details of people and objects to be explored from many perspectives. There is as much to see as there is to hear in this book.
Extend the experience by making color cards that match the colors in Piggy’s adventure. The younger children love to lift up their color card each time their color is named. I Know a Wee Piggy will work in a storytime, a classroom, and just one on one. Children will surely request re-reads of this book. It is the whole package wrapped up in fun, laughter, and a very lively, lovable main character.
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