Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Purple Pigs

Why Are the Pigs Purple?

This picture book by Sharon P. Stanley is very silly. Since young kids love silliness, they are likely to enjoy it.

The story is told in long sentences, sometimes continuing from one page to another. But it isn't meant for beginning readers and children will enjoy hearing their parents read it out loud.

It begins with two pigs who go to a spa to have their tails curled, and follows them from one activity to another.

I won't spoil the story by revealing what the pigs do, but the events lead to the ending when the pigs actually are purple, and we know why.

Eugene Ruble did the illustrations and they go well with the amusing feeling of the book.

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