Entries Tagged as 'Pig'

A Pinky Is a Baby Mouse

November 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Inspired by the fact that a baby spiny anteater is a puggle (!), Pam Munoz Ryan wrote A Pinky Is a Baby Mouse to introduce young children to animal families ranging from spiders to lions. Her delightful text is accompanied by very detailed and realistic illustrations by Diane deGroat. I had picked […]

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Moo, Baa, La La La!

November 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Little kids seem to love Sandra Boynton’s board books. Of all of that kiddo had, this is my favorite, in part because it teaches about the sounds animals make (albeit from a pretty anglo perspective) but also because it pokes fun at the anthropomorphism of so many little kids books. The main […]

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Hubert the Pudge: A Vegetarian Tale

October 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY This book by Henrik Drescher doesn’t beat around the bush. It’s the story of a horrible pudge processing farm where the animals are kept confined until it’s time for slaughter. Happily, one small pudge named Hubert escapes on the rare occasion that Farmer Jake lets the animals outside while he cleans the barn. Hubert […]

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Animal Babies on the Farm

October 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY This is a book where the publisher compiled adorable photos of animals – with some close-ups worthy of Cute Overload – and added simple text. Each page is told from an animal’s perspective. How you’ll feel about this book ultimately depends on how you believe farmed animals should be portrayed. I am divided […]

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