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Pig is Big on Books (I Like to Read)

Douglas Florian


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Paperback (7/20/2015)


Pig loves to read. He's never without a big stack of books! He reads them one after another. His friends know they'll find him with his snout in a book, whether he's at home, on the bus or even at the beach. But one day, Pig has no books. He looks everywhere and can't find a single thing to read! Instead of panicking, Pig has a great idea. He knows just how to solve this problem . . . Pig will write his own book! An ideal book for the emergent reader. An I Like to Read(R) book. Guided Reading Level D.

Praise For Pig is Big on Books (I Like to Read)

"The lightly handled alliteration and rhyme, along with the monosyllabic and repeated vocabulary, will help fledgling readers decipher the text . . . Florian's highly detailed yet painterly illustrations were created with gouache watercolor, colored pencil and collage on primed paper bag. The result is lovely, textured illustration that begs readers to touch the page."—The New York Times

"A perfect ode to the joys of reading and writing."—School Library Journal

"With short sentences and simple vocabulary, Florian spins a clever tale that will please both new readers and younger children just getting used to stories with a real plot. . . . A subtle, accomplished story with few words but a big overall effect."—Kirkus Reviews

"a successful addition to a book-themed storytime, as well as a useful touchstone text for parents, teachers, and librarians introducing lifelong reading habits to the young'uns."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Holiday House, 9780823433933, 24pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2015

About the Author

Douglas Florian is a poet as well as a children's book author and illustrator. He lives and works in New York, where he has read his poetry at Carnegie Hall and the Museum of Modern Art.