Despite their differences, Big Pig and Little Pig are great friends. When they get together, these piggy pals have nothing but fun--and so does the reader.
Award-winner David McPhail has written and illustrated scores of beloved children's books. He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts
This is a short, simple story, fully illustrated, with familiar objects and situations, repetition, rhyme, and strong links between art and text. The big pig and the little pig are hot--the sun is shining and they want to cool off. They each decide to make a hole to fill with water. Part of the humor in this story comes from the way they go about their respective tasks. Big Pig uses a little shovel to dig his hole while Little Pig has a mechanical digger. The end result seems to suit each as one sits with his big fanny in what looks like a puddle, while the other cavorts in his large swimming hole. This is a Green Light Reader, Level 1. 2000, Harcourt, $10.95 and $3.95. Ages 5 to 7. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot