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Little Pig Joins the Band

David Hyde Costello, David Hyde Costello (Illustrator)

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/30/2012)
Compact Disc (6/30/2012)
Prebound (9/9/2014)
Paperback (6/30/2016)
Hardcover (7/1/2011)
Hardcover (6/30/2012)

Description

Little Pig has trouble keeping up with his four older—and bigger—brothers and sisters. When a visit to Grandpa's house turns into a rummage through Grandpa's old marching-band instruments, Little Pig is too small to play any of them. But when the disorganized band has a pig-pile mishap, Little Pig has a BIG idea: They could use a leader.

David Hyde Costello's warm illustrations and goofy speech-bubble dialogue add giggles galore to this iconic story of little-siblinghood. Perfect for youngests, oldests, and everyone in between!


Praise For Little Pig Joins the Band

"Costello’s winsome tale explores the travails of being the youngest and the littlest."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Costello isn't pioneering new ground with this story of how a family's littlest member asserts his competence, but the combination of lovely and understated text, sly watercolors, and a protagonist who knows in his heart that he's right make the premise feel fresh and funny."
--Publishers Weekly

"An uplifting tale with a gentle lesson about how even the smallest member of the band has something to contribute."
--Shelf Awareness

"Young readers will likely recognize Little Pig's predicament and give his take-charge solution a big hand."
--The Horn Book Magazine

Charlesbridge, 9781580892650, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2014



About the Author

David Hyde Costello has worked as a scenic artist for motion pictures and the stage. David has also painted and created puppets for theatrical productions. He is the author of Here They Come! and I Can Help. David lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Visit him online at www.davidhydecostello.com.