Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Being A Pig Is Nice
Lloyd-Jones, Sally. 2009. Being A Pig Is Nice: A Child's Eye View of Manners. Illustrated by Dan Krall. Random House.
The narrator of Being A Pig Is Nice is a young girl (love the pig tails!) who is tired of having to follow her manners. Tired of her mother reminding her over and over how to behave, how to be polite. So as she's on her way to her friend's house, she imagines what it would be like to follow others' manners. To be precise, to adopt animal manners. For example, "When you're a PIG, it's not polite to be clean. It is Very Rude. You have to get muddy or you get in trouble." As she tries on being different animals she realizes that there are pros and cons to every one. Yes, you can be dirty, but you also smell. (For example.) Will this little one stumble upon the perfect creature to be? Read for yourself and see!
This one is fun and playful and imaginative.
© Becky Laney of Young Readers