The Princess and the Pig
A poor farmer and his little piglet are passing by the castle one fateful day when a mishap causes the piglet to swap places with the new born princess.
The king and queen figure that they have been cursed (for their daughter to have been turned into a pig) and the farmer and his wife think that they must have been blessed (to have the piglet turn into the child that they have always wanted.)
The pig was raised as a princess and the pri ...more
Pre-Reading Strategy: First lines
I would introduce the book to the children. I would read aloud the first sentence of the book.
"Not that long ago, in a kingdom not far from here, a farmer was traveling home from the market with a cartload of straw" (Emmett, 2011).
With this, I hope to get children thinking of different ways the story to go. I would start off by asking questions like, "Where is he going with a cartload of straw? Is there anything else i ...more
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Accidentally swapped, a pig – Pigmella, and a princess – Priscilla, now find themselves living the other’s life. The princess is now the farmer’s daughter and the pig is now the royal princess.
Identify at least 2 characteristics of this genre and subgenre and discuss how they appear in your book
• In a well-designed book in which the total fo ...more
I am so glad that we stumbled upon this book!
Such a cute story! And it isn't your typical fairy tale princess story. I love the story and the pictures!
A kind farmer on his way home with his newly acquired piglet named Pigmella, stop to rest in the shade beside a castl ...more
Setting: not long ago, in a kingdom not far from here; the farmer's home; the king and queen's castle
Intended audience: children and students preschool +
Under the premise "it happens all the time in books," The Princess and the Pig tells the tale of Pigmella and Priscilla, pig and princess, who were switched at birth and grow up in roles ridiculously inappropriate to ...more
I absolutely loved this book! Such a fun twist on the average fairy tale. Bernatene's illustrations are bright, beautiful, and brilliantly detailed--just the sort of thing you would expect from a great book.
(It'd be 4 stars if not for the very end.)
4/17/13 Beehive nominee. Kids should enjoy.
For ages 4 - 8
A farmer and his wife get their baby pig accidentally switched with the king and queen's baby and both sets of parents think that fairies have had a hand in it somehow because "it's the sort of thing that happens all the time in books." So, the pig is raised as the princess and the baby girl is raised as peasant and it all ends happily ever after except maybe for the prince who gets talked into marrying the pig. This story is original, precious, funny, and highlights books! ...more
This book helps to teach the importance of being honest, even in difficult circumstances. It also teaches the impo ...more
Jonathan Emmett was born in Leicestershire in 1965, the son of a factory fitter and a primary school teacher.
Jonathan loved books from an early age and some of his earliest memories are of visiting his local library. The picture books that he borrowed then, including Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss and Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson h