Today’s Perfect Picture Book Friday pick is PUG meets PIG.
Written by: Sue Lowell Gallion
Illustrated by: Joyce Wan
Publisher: Beach Lane Books (2016)
Suitable for ages: 2- 6
Themes/Topics: sharing, kindness, adapting to change, acceptance, friendship
Brief Synopsis: Pug is quite happy with his life until Pig moves in. What’s a Pug to do when a Pig who moves into his home eats from his bowl, interrupts his routine, and sleeps on his bed?
“This is Pug’s home. This is where Pug lives.
This is Pug’s bowl. This is where Pug eats.
This is Pug’s yard. This is where Pug works.
This is Pug’s bed. This is where Pug sleeps.
Pug is happy hear at home with his bowl, his yard, and his bed. But one day when the door opens…”
Why I like this book: Delightful story! The easy to read text delivers a powerful message about kindness, adapting to change, sharing, acceptance, and friendship. The illustrations are adorable and expressive. They show exactly how kids look when someone else wants what they have.
PUG meets PIG is a wonderful story to share with kids who are expecting a sibling, or learning to share, or who are having difficulty resolving conflicts. It is also a perfect story to introduce the concepts of empathy and kindness to very young children.
The easy to read text coupled with fun illustrations also makes this book a great pick for beginners to practice independent reading.
Find an activity guide to accompany the book here.
We’ll see more of this dynamic duo in a second book “Pug & Pig Trick or Treat,” in July 2017.
Read more of today’s reviews at author Susanna Hill’s blog.
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