Where are You, Little Pig? by Margarita del Mazo, illustrated by Laure du Faÿ. Translation by Robin Sinclair. NubeOcho, 2022. 9788417673956
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5
Format: Board Book
What did you like about the book? (Synopsis) A blue wolf asks the reader to help him find the little pink pig on each spread. Little readers will easily be able to see little pig, along with other cute small creatures, hiding in a tree, behind bushes, etc. Wolf does not seem menacing, and when he eventually ‘gets’ pig, pig runs away and the game starts again. Bold, vivid colors and simple shapes make this interactive board book appealing to the eye. The littlest readers will enjoy the repetitive nature of the questions.
Anything you didn’t like about it? It’s hard to tell if little pig is actually enjoying the game. I wish pig’s face showed pleasure with the game, so readers could be sure that the game was consensual.
To whom would you recommend this book? For ages 0-2, especially littles who enjoy interactive stories.
Who should buy this book? Day care centers and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Board books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: March 11, 2022