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Amanda Pig on Her Own (Amanda Pig)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Using their cache of already published easy-to-read books, Puffin launched their Easy-to-Read program. Favorite stories by such beloved authors as James Marshall, Jean Van Leeuwen, and Harriet Ziefert are certain to attract readers to this series. Though the quality of stories in this series is uneven, some of them are superb. Like most other beginning-to-read series, Puff ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by Penguin Young Readers (first published 1991)
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Amanda Pig on Her Own contains four short stories about Amanda Pig. In the first story, she has to entertain herself while her brother is at school. In the second story, Amanda has to deal with being sick and staying in bed all day. The other two stories teach Amanda some lessons about picking up after herself and how to cope with a bad day.
The illustrations make the reader grow attached to the characters. This is a wonderful transitional reader because the reader cannot rely entirely on the p
Eh. Amanda Pig was merely okay. Not as appealing a pig as Poppleton, Mercy Watson Fights Crime, Olivia, There Is a Bird on Your Head!, or .Charlotte's Web. There are better pigs, is what I'm saying.
Another cute book. Amanda misses her brother who has gone to school, is "sick", makes a big mess, and has a mad/sad day. Her sympathetic mother helps her through it all. Enjoying these Amanda books.
Dec 22, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a fun book of four stories about a little pig named Amanda. The narrative is okay for beginning readers, but since Amanda is too young to go to school, it's probably more appropriate for parents to read to their younger children. The stories are fun, especially for little girls, and show the young pig being creative, nurturing, naughty and bored.
Her big brother Oliver goes off to school, so Amanda must stay home and amuse herself.
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When I was growing up in the small town of Rutherford, New Jersey, I was always called a tomboy. That was because I loved riding bikes, climbing trees, and playing baseball with the boys in the neighborhood. When I finally came inside, I had another name: bookworm. I was seldom seen without a book in my hand. In the summertime, I would go to the library and come back with as many books as I could ...more
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