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Children will delight in the antics of ten marvelous little piggies who romp from fingers to toes in this original bedtime fantasy. Don Wood’s oil paintings explode with mirth and magic and will engage all young readers."Trying to describe these luxuriant, witty pictures doesn’t really work, however; seeing is believing, and what luck for us there’s so much to see."--BooklChildren will delight in the antics of ten marvelous little piggies who romp from fingers to toes in this original bedtime fantasy. Don Wood’s oil paintings explode with mirth and magic and will engage all young readers."Trying to describe these luxuriant, witty pictures doesn’t really work, however; seeing is believing, and what luck for us there’s so much to see."--Booklist...

Title : Piggies
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ISBN : 9780152026387
Format Type : Board Book
Number of Pages : 16 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Piggies Reviews

  • Kenneth
    2019-02-13 20:33

    Creative way to learn about your figures. Illustrations are relatable.

  • Kathryn
    2019-02-12 22:43

    A cute take on the "this little piggie" idea. The art and concept was just a little odd to me, but it's totally personal taste and I can see this being a big hit with some readers ;-)

  • Ronyell
    2019-01-27 20:51

    “Piggies” is another engaging book by the lovable duo, Audrey Wood and Don Wood and the book is full of the adventures that ten little piggies have while they sit on the fingers of a small child and doing crazy acts on each finger. “Piggies” is a truly fun and imaginative book for children who love pigs and would love a book that they can read over and over again.Audrey and Don Wood had done a fantastic job at both writing and illustrating this book of innocent playfulness. This time, both Audrey Wood and Don Wood wrote this book even though Don Wood did the illustrations and they wrote this book in a sort of “this little piggy went to the market” lyrical manner as each little piggy in this book do various things on a small child’s fingers whenever the situations or the weather changes and children will easily delight in naming off the various types of weather and situations the piggies are thrown into. Don Wood’s illustrations are simply beautiful and hilarious as the hands that the little piggies sit on look extremely realistic yet hilarious as the piggies do comedic antics on the fingers of the two hands. Also, the images of the piggies performing wild stunts on the fingers of the small hands such as the image of the purple mittens that cover the two hands when the weather is cold and the piggies are dressed up in snowsuits and having snowball fights on the fingertips of the two mitten covered hands. What is truly creative about the illustrations done by Don Wood is that the illustrations mainly focused on the two hands of a small child throughout the entire book while the little piggies play among the fingers of the child which makes the book extremely unique to look at since no other children’s book focus on mainly images of two hands while small imaginary creatures play among the fingers.“Piggies” is an extremely cute book for children who love books full of creatively and pigs! I would recommend this book for children ages three and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book and the story is extremely easy to read.

  • Sarah Herranen
    2019-02-10 15:45

    Piggies is a creative children's book that can instill lessons about bed time. It shows the relationship between girl piggies and boy piggies with all different types of bodies and personalities. This book also discusses different activities they take through out the day, therefore, it is very relate-able for young readers. This book could be used as a fun read-aloud or exercise for silent reading practice.

  • June
    2019-02-18 19:30

    A favorite of mine for Lap Time - storytime. I love the silliness. 11/4/11Used for Lap Time today. Need some more young piggy stories. 11/7/12Misplaced this and definitely could have used this for my 11/5/13 Lap Time. Found it after the program.Made sure I had it for my Piggies Lap Time and use it for my last book.

  • ABC
    2019-02-08 16:47

    I just love the illustrations in this book. I would give it five stars, but kids don't seem to love it as much as I do! (I've brought it to the class I teach & kids choose the books they want me to read.)

  • momma.hailey
    2019-02-18 21:43

    Perfect for the littles in your life. Quite adorable and I'd love to own it. My 9 year old enjoyed it equally as my 6,4, and 2 year olds did! The busy, yet beautiful illustrations kept us re-reading it all week.

  • Sarah
    2019-02-02 15:45

    I LOVE the illustrations of dancing pigs and dirty pigs, and all the cute pigs. Perfect for infants and toddlers.

  • Valentin Eni
    2019-02-14 18:40

    Aproape halucinant de frumoase ilustraţiile. Despre jocul unui copil cu degeţelele.

  • Rodericka king
    2019-01-29 16:42

    I love reading interesting books

  • Katie Hack
    2019-01-31 18:50

    Very neat way to teach children about their fingers!

  • Miss Pippi the Librarian
    2019-02-12 16:35

    A story that is also a fingerplay to read with your children.2017 storytime theme: Mother Goose LittleReviewed from a library copy.

  • Hααℓєу♡ Ƒιѕнєя
    2019-01-31 15:46

    Cute idea with fingers and piggies.

  • Yossi Gremillion
    2019-01-24 17:53

    All right, my fellow piggies (see who among my FB friends GETS that shout-out), enjoy this great fingerplay activities book.

  • Karen Jensen
    2019-01-26 21:38

    great imagination and joy in all the illustrations.

  • JennE
    2019-02-11 18:44

    The adventures of ten little piggies while they sit on the fingers of a small child and doing things on each finger. Good fun for pre-schoolers.

  • Orion Kopf
    2019-02-14 21:44

    Cute but also kind of creepy.

  • Mikey Golczynski
    2019-01-23 23:45

    It's cute and doubles as a fun fingerplay.

  • Kimberly
    2019-02-07 16:55

    A bit strange, but kind of cute, too.

  • Erin Bliss
    2019-01-21 23:33

    This book is about these little piggies on a boy's hand. He counts them and they each have a pair. The illustrations show the piggies in all different forms, and how they kiss each other goodnight.This book was so adorable! This book will work for younger age levels for sure. You could teach this with a counting lesson! This is such a cute book for young children! I read it to my preschool class, and they wanted to read it over and over for like 30 minutes! Love it!

  • John pullen iii
    2019-02-15 17:50

    I like this book

  • Brittany Martin
    2019-02-06 23:51

    This Wood/Wood classic is a fun book for young students. This book uses piggies as symbolism for hands. It is cute because the reader gets to see all of the different characteristics of each 'piggy' or fingers. Each piggy has its own personality, but all of the piggies like to do stuff together. The book follows the piggies through different settings: clean, dirty, hot, cold, etc. This is a simple read filled with lots of sight words and colorful pictures.I have loved this book since I was a little girl. I was always fascinated by the beautiful artwork on each page. I love how the illustrations perfectly portray each piggy's personality. It is hard to re-read the book and not notice a detail in the illustrations that had previously been overlooked. I think that this book would be great to use in a classroom when discussing opposites. I also think that it could be used to discuss how artwork contributes to the understanding of a book.

  • Hannah Melberg
    2019-01-25 17:56

    Piggies was a fun read with very well illustrated pictures. Piggies was about all the fingers on your hand and they are referenced to different piggy’s. Like I have to fat little piggy’s referring to the two thumbs. Two smart little piggy’s referring to the two pointer fingers. The pinky fingers are called two wee little piggy’s. The author describes different things all the piggy’s go through like hot weather, cold weather; they can be dirty or clean. When it’s time for bed the climb down to the toes and dance around on them. But when they are out together each piggy gets to say goodnight to its partner. I think this would be a great book for the classroom to use with younger children. This would be a great book to use when discussing different body parts. This would be a fun way to talk about your hands.

  • Asho
    2019-02-02 22:56

    My 20 month-old son grabbed this book out of the Spanish board books bin at the library, so we brought it home. I try to bring a couple of Spanish books home each time we visit the library. Unfortunately, often once my son realizes the book is in Spanish he'll stop requesting it (no idea why, perhaps he already has enough working knowledge of English that he finds his not-so-developed knowledge of Spanish frustrating at this point?). At any rate, that hasn't been the case with Cerditos. He seems to like this one. He has brought it to me at story time several times and likes looking at the pictures and babbling about the piggies. I do think it's funny that "cerditos" describes fingers, as I have only ever heard toes referred to as piggies. Cute, semi-realistic illustrations with much to talk about.

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    2019-02-02 23:35

    Wood, Audrey and Don Piggies Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1991. BOARD BOOK Content: G. A child’s right and left hand show the thumb, index, middle, ring and pinkie fingers with little piggies sitting on the top. Some of the piggies are smart, some are silly, sometimes they get cold and sometimes they get hot. But at bedtime they all cozy in together and kiss each other goodnight. The illustrations of the piggies throughout are adorable. This is a great goodnight story and one that little readers will adore. I love the cute pictures and the creative portrayal of human fingers. PREK – ESSENTIAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.

  • Drew Graham
    2019-01-28 17:28

    Just about everyone has ten little piggies. Sometimes they're fun, but sometimes they settle down and snuggle in for a nice rest.I really like Don and Audrey Wood's work (The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear is one of my favorite children's books ever), but there is just something unsettling about this one. I think it might be the piggies themselves... They're off somehow. The idea is fun and the art execution itself is fine, but the style doesn't work for me this time.The truly bizarre photo of the author/illustrator duo on the back sleeve doesn't help either.

  • Jamie
    2019-01-30 19:28

    Piggies is a very different approach to the classic “this little piggy went to the market” fingers and toes game typically played with babies. The ten interestingly dressed piggies are depicted doing a series of opposite activities. They piggies are hot, then cold, clean, then dirty. The piggies end by running down a baby’s belly and taking a nap. The artistic style is rather interesting. The hands that the piggies are on are done in a fairly realistic manner. The piggies themselves are very oddly dressed and look silly. I believe that this story would make for a wonderful fingerplay for use during a storytime. The pictures are not large enough to be seen by a storytime audience, but the words are fun and playful.

  • Molly Lorenz
    2019-01-24 22:28

    Piggies is a book that anyone can enjoy. This is not a text heavy book by any means but the illustrations make up for it. You don't even need words for this book, the pictures tell the story themselves! This book would be a great tool in teaching children about plays on words. In this story you see the person in the picture talk about their "piggies". When we think about piggies we think of toes, but in this book it literally means little pigs! They dance around on the person's hands and are doing something different on each page. This book would also be a great tool in teaching opposites. There are opposites in this book with the piggies such as hot/cold, clean/dirty, and good/bad. Overall this is a great book and one that a lot of children would enjoy.

  • Vivian
    2019-02-05 23:52

    When sharing this storyiInvite the children to mimic the actions illustrated in the book. • Hot little piggies : “Rub, rub, rub your hands as slowly as you can. Rub, rub, rub your hands as quickly as you can!• Cold little piggies: Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your fingers as slowly as you can. Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your fingers as quickly as you can!• Clean little piggies: Scrub, scrub, scrub your hands as slowly as you can. Scrub, scrub, scrub your hands as quickly as you can!• Dirty little piggies: Roll, roll, roll your hands as slowly as you can. Roll, roll, roll your hands as quickly as you can!• Good little piggies: Clap, clap, clap your hands as slowly as you can. Clap, clap, clap your hands as quickly as you can!

  • Nicole
    2019-02-13 15:58

    Really great book for children to work with finger dexterity/isolation, age 3-7, for storytime especially. Love the perspective of showing little hands for the book. The illustrations are interesting and lively - kids like to come up and look. The downside is not necessarily having both hands available to do the finger movements with the child to demonstrate while you're reading. But it can be worked around with a great group of active caregivers to demonstrate the double hands while you do the one or if you're one-on-one with the book sitting propped up a bit in front of you to free up your hands during a lapsit. The story has a great progression and great for younger storytime.