Oh, Mr. McPhail! How we love your books. Even my husband likes your books and he is a Very. Particular. Man.
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore is about a man whose home is suddenly invaded by pigs one evening.
The illustration are fun and I enjoy the rhymes. My son and I have checked this book out from the library twice now. The first time I chose the book solely on the fact that David McPhail was the author and illustrator. The second time my 26 month old son saw the book on the library shelf and asked if we could bring it home.
I do feel compelled to edit this book when reading it to my son. At one point the narrator says, “‘I’ve had enough!’ I scream and shout. “Get out, you pigs! You pigs, get out!'” Considering that I do not want my two year old saying this to me, I do not read it out lout to him. I change it to, “I’ve had enough! I scream and shout. Please clean up and then please get out.” I am no Mr. McPhail, but that’s what I do.
I can’t just read this book to my son once. I know he’s going to ask for me to read this book to him again and again. Usually after the third time reading it through (in a row) he’s ready to move on.
I recommend this book, but we love many other David McPhail books more. Our current David McPhail favorite books are: Drawing Lessons from a Bear and Edward and the Pirates.
Where Obtained: Library.
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