Pug & Pig and Friends by Sue Lowell Gallion, illustrated by Joyce Wan

Pug & Pig and Friends by Sue Lowell Gallion, illustrated by Joyce Wan. Beach Lane Books, 2021. 9781534463004

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Format:  Hardcover

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book?   Pug and Pig have three friends: Squirrel, Robin, and Cat.  While Pug, Pig, Robin, and Squirrel love to explore and run around in circles, Cat just watches.  Cat’s favorite thing to do is to surprise Pug when he is napping.  Cat climbs a tree during a thunderstorm and cannot climb down.  Pug has an idea.  He pretends to nap and when Cat sneaks up to surprise him, Pug surprises Cat instead.  All five friends enjoy this laugh.  Readers will love this third outing with Pug and Pig.  The bright digital illustrations are full of expression and complement this story of friendship.   

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Fans of the previous Pug and Pig books will welcome this new adventure.  Pair it with Duck and Goose by Tad Hill and A Splendid Friend Indeed by Suzanne Bloom for a story time about friendship.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: September 20, 2021

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