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Book Review: Pigs to the Rescue by John Himmelman

Pigs to the Rescue

Written and illustrated by John Himmelman

Henry Holt and Company, 2010

Who would you want to rescue you from certain peril? Be it a tractor breakdown, gardening mishap, or a broken shoe string? Pigs? That’s a great answer!

Our library is doing a thing now. They group like-themed picture books together, band them, and add a tag to tell you about the theme. I found this fun pile of picture books all about pigs! Of course I had to check them out. (They also group movies, if you liked this book you’ll love this one, and many other catchy groupings to, well, catch patron’s eyes. It works!)

Why I Like This Book:

~ Pigs! haha

~ Rescue pigs, not pigs that need rescuing, but pigs that do the rescuing

~ Rescue attempts that overshoot the mark, but truly are meant to be helpful

~ The farmer’s family, beneficiaries of the piggly help – their expressions!

~ Just a normal everyday family, going about life, having little problems – and BAM! The pigs race in to save the day (sort of)

~ The ending is funny and satisfying

~ Funny illustrations, humor, exaggeration

~ The helpful attempts of the pigs remind me of preschoolers trying to help mommy or daddy complete a task, totally adorable and sincere, but often causing more work to be done or creating mayhem along the way

This is such a great pig book. What is your favorite pig book? Oink, oink.