Format: Board book with animal sounds
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
What did you like about the book? Kids cannot help but identify with Portly pig who does not like being clean. When he finds a muddy pool, “He jumped right in and rolled around. “’Now, this is nice and cool!’” On his way home, however, it starts to rain and all his lovely mud is washed off. What to do? ”Oh, no,” he said, so back he went and jumped in with a splash! I love Axel Scheffler’s gouache illustrations so I am very biased here. But children will love them and Portly Pig just as much.
Anything you did not like about this book? No.
To whom would you recommend this book? Share this with little ones who like novelty books – especially those with farm animals.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries and day-cares but the sound box might not withstand many little children.
Where would you shelve it? Board books
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No, but if you are an Axel Scheffler fan, you should really take the time to enjoy it!
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review
Date of review: 2/7/2018