I think that my life has gone to the pigs. I got involved in my buddy, Bacon’s “Blast From the Past, Show and Tell” event this weekend. If you’ve never met Bacon, he is a very fine pig fellow who posts some very funny stuff. You can visit him at the Hotel Thompson HERE if you’d like. And then this week at the library, my reading buddies picked out this book –
Pigs to the Rescue
by John Himmelman
published Henry Holt and Co. in 2010
Now right off from the cover you can tell that these pigs are going to be nothing but trouble. You can tell a lot by a book’s cover. This cover tells you the whole story without even opening up the pages! And that’s why my boys picked this one. They knew that this one was going to be a crazy romp! And they were right!!
Farmer Greenstalk and his family have the darndest luck. The tractor breaks down, the water hose springs a leak, a kite gets stuck in a tree, the rooster can’t crow. But never fear! The pigs are here!!! To the rescue!! They are very enthusiastic helpers, but as you might imagine they only make matters worse. What’s a family to do?! Well, you’ll have to check this one out to find out! We read this book TWICE, it was so funny!
Mr Himmelman has written like a million books. Lots of silly ones like this pig book. There’s Chickens to the Rescue and Cows to the Rescue and Duck to the Rescue!!! He has also written a whole bunch of nature books. He has a great website that I would advise you to visit. Just click HERE. You can find out all about ALL of his books and watch some cool videos and all kinds of stuff. Go THERE now!
And here’s a story about a pig who really did come to the rescue! Lulu the pig saved her Mom when Mom had a heart attack! Check it out HERE!
And MORE pigs to the rescue! HERE are some pigs who eat up poisonous acorns to save ponies!
I think pigs are pretty awesome! What do you think? Do you know any pigs?
I think there’s something missing from Mr. Himmelman’s list…. I don’t see Dogs to the Rescue. He’d better get busy writing that one – maybe with ME as a character. You, too, R. We can be co-stars.
Love and licks,
I think that surely that will be the next in the series! Maybe we should do a write in campaign and suggest it. I’ll bet you have a SuperDog cape! I do! We could be quite a team!
Pigs are great! I just love Bacon and Coccolino too:-)
I’ve found pigs to be pretty interesting characters. I’ve never met one in real life. Bacon is the closest I’ve come. And I don’t know Coccolino!
There are certain animals I find inherently funny—at least in PBs: pigs and chickens 😀
I am with you on both counts!
Apparently pigs are incredibly intelligent. So we probably shouldn’t eat them. But then again, they do produce such an array of tasty meats. It’s a dilemma alright….
My son’s friend had 2 pigs – bacon and pork chop. In kindergarten we enjoy Robert Munsch’s book Pigs. Those pigs sure know how to cause a ruckus.
Bacon and Pork Chop. That’s funny! I wonder how many pigs are out there named Bacon?! I’ve not read Mr Munsch’s Pig book. I’ll have to check it out! Thanks!
This got me laughing just when I thought my life was going to the pigs too, Rhythm. Have read the post several times and forwarded it to others. Love the links!
This book sounds awesome! 😀