These little piggies go to the beach

Amy E. Sklansky

Book - 2018

From New York Times bestselling illustrator Christine Davenier and bestselling author Amy E. Sklansky comes this utterly charming, silly, and irresistible read-aloud that sends the little piggies from everyone's favorite nursery rhyme off to the beach. Following the rhythm of rhyme scheme of the original rhyme (This little piggy went to market..), young children get to follow along as the five piggies pack the car, arrive at the beach, build a sand castle, swim and explore, and play with a beach ball. It's the perfect read-aloud for young children and their adults, providing lots to look at, loads of fun action, and a perfect ending to a perfect day at the beach.

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Stories in rhyme
Picture books
Lake Forest, CA : MoonDance 2018.
Main Author
Amy E. Sklansky (author)
Other Authors
Christine Davenier (illustrator)
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
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Review by School Library Journal Review

Toddler-PreS-A retelling of the "This Little Piggie" rhyme that follows the traditional formula but changes what the piggies are up to. Join the Piggie family as they drive to the beach, build a sandcastle, play beach ball, accidently destroy said sandcastle, and proceed to build a magnificent sand palace. The text and vocabulary used is simple and easy to follow, always appearing in its own space and following the rhythm of the original rhyme. It works well to tell the story, and Davenier provides extra context through her delightfully energetic illustrations. She even uses full spreads, without text, to transition the scenes from one rhyme to the next. This allows readers to infer the Piggie family's emotions at certain points and allows them to guess what will happen next. The text is further supported by the bright, warm colors used to solidly place readers in the middle of a hot summer day. Together, Sklansky and Davenier have created a charming adaptation of a classic rhyme that will make readers want to wiggle their toes all the way to the beach. VERDICT An excellent seasonal retelling of "This Little Piggie" to entertain young children who are excited about a visit to the beach.-Margaret Kennelly, iSchool at Urbana-Champaign, IL © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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