Sky Pig by Jan L. Coates and illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo

913yvmyrxl     Sky Pig by Jan L. Coates and illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo, Pajama Press, 9781927485989, 2016

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: (1-5, 5 is an excellent or starred review) 3

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? Ollie, a pig, has a dream of flying. He tries over and over, never giving up, even when he falls over and over. This is a story of a pig and his friend, Jack. Jack helps Ollie as much as he can, but when he realizes that pigs just can’t fly, he comes up with an idea that makes everyone cheer. The illustrations are made from plasticine, polymer clay and lots of other doodads. They’re creative and fun and children will be able to recognize milkweed fluff and watch gears in the pictures. This is a great story of never giving up and one of friendship.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  I liked everything about this book.

To Whom Would You Recommend this book? This is recommended for ages 3-6. The pictures are large and the text is simple, so it would make a great read-aloud for a young audience at a story time.

Who should buy this book? This would be good for elementary school libraries and public libraries that have a children’s section.

Where would you shelve it ? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: Feb. 25, 2017


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