Preston's Goal!: A Preston Pig Story (A Preston Pig Story)
Preston, the world’s most brilliant soccer player, is on his way to the store. He takes his ball and dribbles (right through a flower garden), shoots (hitting Billy the Bully), and scores (knocking off a police officer’s hat). But Preston doesn’t realize that Mr. Wolf, who keeps getting blamed for the pig’s messes, is in hot pursuit--and getting closer every minute!
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by HMH Books for Young Readers
(first published July 17th 1997)
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Apr 25, 2010 Christine Levinge rated it 3 of 5 stars
This book was fun and interactive, with the story revolving around Preston the Pig and all of the mischief he accidently gets himself in as he is walking around town playing with his soccer ball. The whole time he accidently keeps getting the wolf that's following him in trouble, and this is sure to have kids laughing and trying to figure out what he is going to do next.
Growing up in his native England, the young Colin McNaughton had little indication that he would one day become an author-illustrator. There were no books at all in his parents' home, he recalls, but there were always comics. These were his formative literature, and their slapstick humor has been a lasting influence. "I've been talking about the comic format for years," he says. "It's the modern w...moreMore about Colin McNaughton...