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One minute, the narrator of this cleverly rhyming romp is quietly reading. The next minute, pigs descend upon his house in every imaginable getup, by every available means, from every possible place--even "Pigs from France" and "Pigs just in their underpants." What results is lovable porcine mayhem and a pizza pig-out!* "A must for all picture-book collection."--School LibOne minute, the narrator of this cleverly rhyming romp is quietly reading. The next minute, pigs descend upon his house in every imaginable getup, by every available means, from every possible place--even "Pigs from France" and "Pigs just in their underpants." What results is lovable porcine mayhem and a pizza pig-out!* "A must for all picture-book collection."--School Library Journal, starred review* "McPhail presents a magnificent group of porkers, whose capacity for costumes and capers is truly wondrous . . . Kids will find this a very good book indeed."--Booklist, starred review* "This is McPhail at his whimsical best."--Publishers Weekly, starred reviewA Booklist Children's Editors' Choice...

Title : Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!
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ISBN : 9780140553130
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 182 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! Reviews

  • Tatiana
    2019-04-19 17:05

    Taking a quick, unscientific inventory of my favorite childhood books, I definitely favored realistic fiction and folk tales. Not pigs with attitude and no manners. And yet, Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore is a classic in my memory. Perhaps it was the adorable illustrations or the lyric rhyme that carries the story from beginning to end. Whatever the reason, I know I made my mom read it to me countless times.Reading it now myself, I can't help but analyze it with the eyes of a teacher-in-training, turning it inside out for possible focus skills and literary elements. But in the end, the charm of the book outreaches all technical evaluation. It's one of those books that I will someday have in my classroom library, just because it makes kids laugh and fills me with both nostalgia and legacy; that a book that was read to me, that I read to my siblings, will also be read by students of mine.

  • Jackie
    2019-04-20 17:02

    Pigs invade, order pizza, dress in crazy costumes (one pig is dressed like Elvis) and make a huge mess. What could be funnier? And, it RHYMES!

  • Elliot
    2019-03-26 11:08

    This book is utter insanity. From a man starting off his evening reading a book, and ending with pigs everywhere, it is no doubt that this book will encourage many smiles and laughs. The illustrations pack much detail, which is great for children. This book is a childhood favorite and I recommend reading it.

  • Lauren
    2019-03-24 09:06

    Can sing to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

  • Diana Thomsen
    2019-03-23 17:14

    Oh, what utter silliness! I've had this one recommended for a long time but hadn't gotten around to reading it. It just came across my desk again and I finally took the time. Turns out that I really don't care for the illustrations, but I see why it's a good book for storytime. Little ones would appreciate the silliness and, well, there's a reference to UNDERPANTS, so you know there will be laughter! lol

  • Maggie
    2019-03-31 09:06

    I was unsure about this book when I first saw it; but my youngest niece and nephew have me read all the time. Fun book.

  • Elaina Wald
    2019-04-06 12:04

    "Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore" is a wonderful and fun book for young students. The illustrations are intricate and visually exciting. The story of pigs taking over a house is a silly tale made sillier and more intriguing by the rhyming of the story. I would use this book to teach about rhyme. It is als conducive to good art projects.

  • Christine
    2019-03-30 10:02

    Pigs aplenty, pigs galore, PIGS A BORE! I complete snooze-fest. Really, what is the point of this book? Every page attempts to be humorous, but fails miserably. Each page consists of just pigs and bedlam. On my first attempt reading this, I could not even get through it because the story just didn't seem to be going anywhere. On my second attempt, I had to finally force myself to finish this book because I had already spent too must time and effort on this book as it was. The ending was essentially the same as every other page, pigs and chaos. There's nothing to teach your kids, and there's definitely no closure. Maybe I just didn't get it. The story is about a man that lives with a ton of pigs and how the pigs make one mess after another. He's the parent and they are his "kids" making the mess. At the end he still "loves" them...? Usually if the story is lacking, at least the illustration is the savior, but not in this case. Don't bother.

  • Beth Aucoin
    2019-03-26 09:13

    In groups of twos, threes, fours, etc a bunch of pigs wreak havoc on a poor, unsuspecting man in his house. They tip over furniture, they wear costumes, they eat his food with attitude, and it just won't stop. When the man finally gathers his whits about him and puts them in their place, they feel horrible, apologize, and clean his entire house. After a nice bath, they all lay down to go to sleep.This was, and is, one of my all time favorite children's books. I had my mother read it to me before bed so many times that it is now falling apart. We taped it and re-taped it over and over again. I still love reading it! Not only is it weird and funny, but the ending is cute, too. I would suggest getting this book for any child you're trying to get to love reading. I'll be buying it for my little one for sure.

  • Nashay
    2019-03-28 10:15

    This is a story of a man who has an extraordinary day when a bunch of pigs show up. Using lots of rhyming and repetition the pigs make an enormous mess and the man wants the pigs to leave. In the end of the story the man ends up enjoying the pigs, and they help him clean up the mess. This is a fun book to teach phonemic awareness and phonics. Students can listen to the individual words or word parts and her similar words that have the same onset or rime. I would use this book in early elementary grades.

  • Colin
    2019-03-26 14:17

    This is a fiction book in the poetry genre. In the story our narrator is reading a book, when all of a sudden pigs start showing up at his house, first in small groups then in big groups and they just make a mess of things. The pigs arrive in various ways and really goofy outfits. While looking at the pictures it is hard not to laugh. My big thing about this book is that it has lots of rhyming words, and it would be really fun to read aloud. You could read it at many tone levels and have a fun time with it.

  • Katie Williams
    2019-04-09 17:29

    I loved this book when I was little. A bunch of pigs enter the house a an unsuspecting man and wreak havoc on his household. Once he has had enough, he lets the pigs know it and they realize that their behavior was not all that nice. In the end, they clean up for him and all is well. A lesson on adjectives or prediction could be based off of this book. Also the moral lesson to respect others and their belongings is quite prevalent in this book as well; would be a good reference book if this may be a problem in the classroom.

  • Jen
    2019-04-13 13:21

    Great book to read aloud! One night while reading, lots of noise is discovered in the house. The owner comes to find pigs everywhere! The illustrations are fantastic and guaranteed to make kids laugh. My second graders were in stitches watching all the various pigs and the outfits they were in. They really liked it when the doorbell rang and the pizza was delivered...all 50 of them for $685!

  • Kathryn
    2019-04-08 15:22

    It starts out with a man reading a book in a chair. Then, out of nowhere, there are pigs coming from everywhere. They come a create havoc with the man reading. This would be a great lesson when teaching kids about phonics and practicing pronouncing certain words. It also has a goofiness factor that will really attract a lot of kids attention.

  • Liz
    2019-04-10 12:14

    I can't remember how I acquired this book, maybe through one of those scholastic book catalogs. This was one I always enjoyed reading as a child. It's cute and silly, and the illustrations are so cute. If you have a small child you can read this to, you totally should and spread the love of books! Of course, reading it on your own is 100% acceptable as well.

  • Randie D. Camp, M.S.
    2019-04-11 14:09

    Just watched this story on a PBS Kids show with my son and remembered that while I was student teaching, a 3rd grade classroom came into my 2nd grade class and performed this as a readers theater. It was very good.Very funny book. Illustrations are silly and engaging, the black background really highlights the illustrations.

  • Heidi-Marie
    2019-04-20 10:07

    The text of this book is very catchy with its rhyming and the action. Fun to see all the different pigs. I'm jus surprised that the human is a grown adult--would the children relate better if it was a child, or are they too distracted by the pigs? I think this would be a good filler for a preschool storytime.

  • Emily
    2019-04-19 16:08

    This book is a very cute one to read to kids to introduce rhyming words. In the story, the narrator is sitting in a chair quietly reading and slowly, rambunctious pigs disrupt his peace and quiet. These mischievous little pigs are hilariously funny and will have you laughing throughout the book!

  • Jana
    2019-04-06 10:24

    This is a fun picture book with rhyming text about what happens one day when pigs take over the whole house. The silly pictures of pigs getting into all sorts of mischief had me smiling, and I'm sure it will get lots of giggles as a read aloud!

  • Rena
    2019-04-08 09:18

    Another rhyming book that packs a lot of giggles. I love those audacious pigs. They've got a lot of nerve, but they are irresistable! Great illustrations too. Perfect book to read to a school class of k-3.

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    2019-04-04 15:14

    I LOVE this book! I've used it many times in storytimes. I love it when the pigs are made to clean up. The rhyming text adds an extra bounce to the story. Highly recommended, especially for readalouds!

  • Melanie
    2019-03-28 11:21

    A man is surprised to find his kitchen invaded by pigs. And more pigs arrive by train, boat and plane. Pigs are everywhere and are destroying his house. He commands them out. But they beg and plead and he relents, so long as they clean up the mess!

  • Jenna
    2019-03-22 10:28

    Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!! provides the reader with a humorous experience of pig mayhem. The poetic text and detailed illustrations made this a 5 star book in my opinion. A must have in the classroom!

  • Becky Carleton
    2019-04-06 10:03

    Great vocabulary-building book that's also fun. So this guys's just sitting there reading, minding his own business, when pigs galore invade his house. Needless to say, a party ensues. Silliness aplenty, silliness galore!

  • Emily Eichstadt
    2019-04-10 14:21

    This book was really cute. I think it would tie in with phonemic awareness and a rhyming lesson really well. The students could easily "fill in the blanks" and anticipate the rhyming words in the book.

  • Robert
    2019-04-11 12:30

    The pig stuff continues. Years ago I purchased a photograph of a pig's snout resting on a fence. I liked the image. Everyone thought I liked pigs and ever since I have received all sorts of of pig memorabilia.A co-worker of mine bestowed this book upon me.

  • Jenn
    2019-04-15 16:31

    I really liked the rhyming and repetitive nature of this book. The repeating sounds and exotic pictures in the book kept me engaged. Not to mention, the book was silly too. Pig a Plenty Pigs Galore would be best for use in a classroom while learning about phonemic awareness.

  • Eli Poteet
    2019-04-07 10:09

    I love an excellent rhyming children's tale. Colorful and detailed illustrations just top off this delicious tasty treat of a book. I'd read this to kids I'm a heart beat. If only I could've gotten a little more.

  • Chase
    2019-04-07 09:14

    A nice lyrical picture book that kids can have fun reading. The two-line rhyming creates a type of flow while reading that can be easy for kids to follow along. It may also teach kids to clean up after they have had their fun!

  • sarah
    2019-04-06 15:11

    just finished reading this book to a nursery school group, and it was a smash. i'm not usually a cute-pig-book fan, but i'll be danged if we all didn't love this book. i even had a magic moment where a girl came up to me and said she really loved "the pig book."