Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace

Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace
Geared Towards: Ages 3 and up
Published By: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: February 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8118-6655-2

Little Oink is a cute little pig, but he differs from his friends and family in one big way. As far as pigs are generally concerned they love to wallow in filth and be as sloppy as can be. Not Little Oink. Little Oink prefers everything to be clean and tidy. He doesn't like to have a messy room or wear dirty clothes. He doesn't mind being different, but his parents aren't so easily convinced.

In this cute, unorthodox story we see the family dynamic take an unusal twist. Instead of the classic argument where the child wants to be messy and the parents are constantly calling for him to be more neat and tidy, here we have a child who wants to be orderly and unsoiled while the parents are calling for the clutter and grime. While it wasn't my favorites byRosenthal; it really was quite funny. That being said, kids of all ages are sure to enjoy reading this good-humored, adorably illustrated tale.

OUR RATING: 4 hearts

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