Elephant and Piggy Fans, Get Ready for some Fun!

Summary:

Pig has donned her wig and is getting ready for a picnic with her friends. They meet in the park for their feast. They’re enjoying their food, flying a kite, playing games … but then it starts raining. Time to pack up and have an indoor picnic.

Parent Perspective:
This is fun to read. The story is cute (albeit predictable after the first read) and balances word placement and repetition really, really well! What I especially love is that the story doesn’t talk down to kids. Words like ketchup and breeze aren’t typical starter words, but they are familiar in the context presented and will give new readers plenty of confidence!

The rhyme seemed a bit off in a couple spots, but not enough to take away from having a quality easy reader story.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Developing readers will enjoy Pig’s adventure and her fun feast. Mom and Dad will love having a “real” story that can hold up under multiple readings in this learning-to-read book.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Type of Book:
This is an easy reader that can also be shared as a picture book for young audiences.
Educational Themes:

This is a book for children learning to read. One idea for bringing the book to life would be to plan your own picnic. Involve your child in planning – including writing down a menu, place, things to pack, who to invite, etc.

Reading Level:
2.7
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy if you are reading with a toddler or preschool-aged child. Otherwise, borrow. It won't have a long shelf-life.

Title What This Story Needs Is a Munch and a Crunch
About

Pig in a Wig, Book 3

Author Emma Virjan
Publisher Harper, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2016
Illustrators Emma Virjan
ISBN 9780062415295
Material Hard Cover
Cost $9.99
Genres Friendship, Humor
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