This Little Piggy

illus. by author. 32p. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. May 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-06-221808-7.
PreS—A familiar rhyme becomes a fun-loving escapade when the five toes from "This Little Piggy" check out their counterparts on the other foot. Instead of going to market and eating roast beef, these piggies' interests include dancing, flying airplanes, selling hot dogs, and painting. A particularly daring piggy builds a spaceship and has intergalactic adventures. The toes on the original foot are then inspired to break out of their rut and have a costume party, chew gum, race go-karts, and play drums, and an extra-daring toe even becomes a superhero. All 10 piggies tire themselves out and read stories, brush their teeth, take a bath, and go z-z-z all the way to sleep. This extension of the story is sure to delight toddlers. The digital illustrations are fun and appealing. Harrington is also a musician and a song that accompanies this book can be accessed on the publisher's website. An amusing story, perfect for lap sharing.—Diane Antezzo, Ridgefield Library, CT

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