Picture Book Pick of the Week:
Pigs to the Rescue
written and illustrated by John Himmelman
Published by Henry Holt, 2010
Tractor broke down? Garden hose leaks? The rooster can’t crow? Luckily, pigs come to the rescue every time on the Greenstalks’ farm. What helpful creatures! Farmer Greenstalk isn’t as sure: “Um, thank you, I think.”
From Booklist (February 1, 2010)
In this sequel to Chickens to the Rescue (2006), eight excitable pigs mount overachieving rescue missions to cope with minor problems at the farm. Does the rooster have a sore throat? “Pigs to the rescue!” Eight pigs, perched on the barn roof, wake the farm at daybreak with oinks, squeals, and snorts. Emily broke her shoelace? “Pigs to the rescue!” The weirdly costumed swine lasso her and tie her up, mummy style. Written with a minimum of fuss and illustrated with comic delight, this picture book from the To the Rescue series offers plenty of laughs for the read-aloud crowd.
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