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Granny Gomez & Jigsaw

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  85 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Granny Gomez's baby pig, Jigsaw, is the perfect roommate. He eats watermelon and watches cooking shows with her-he even does puzzles. But Jigsaw grows up-and out-quickly. Soon he's too big to get up Granny's back steps. It seems the only thing to do is build Jigsaw a barn. But once Jigsaw moves in, the two miss each other like crazy! Surely Granny and Jigsaw can find a sol ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 9th 2010 by Disney-Hyperion (first published 2010)
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Granny Gomez is not plagued by many (or any, really) of the complaints that normally dog the elderly. She lives comfortably in a nice home, enjoys puzzles, gardening, drumming, and mountain climbing. But she’s lonely. When she mentions she’s thinking of adopting a pet, her young neighbor brings her a baby pig, whom she calls “Jigsaw.” A pig in the house isn’t always the easiest thing, but Granny and Jigsaw get along so well that it doesn’t become an issue until Jigsaw outgrows the house (Granny ...more
Mary Ann
Children have a special relationship with animals – they can understand how an animal can be a good friend. Granny Gomez feels lonely at times, and wonders about getting a pet. Her young friend William decides that’s the perfect solution, and brings her a piglet. Although a pig is not what she had in mind, Granny Gomez and this little pig grow to become good friends. They eat watermelon together, do jigsaw puzzles together (thus his name Jigsaw), and watch cooking shows together. But as their fr ...more
I have become a fan of Scott Magoon's illustrations from reading Spoon and The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating; I got this title through ILL for that very reason. Magoon does not disappoint, with his fun and whimsy-like drawings and attention to detail. They make Underwood's story about a Grandma's new companion much more enjoyable. (And let's be honest -- more cute and adorable).
This is a wonderful, humor-filled book featuring one cool Granny and her mischievous pet pig, Jigsaw.

Another reason I enjoy this book is because it makes a connection between "animal" and "food" that is not overbearing and won't turn off mainstream audiences. When Granny's young pal William brings her a pet piglet, she is at first unsure about having such an unusual companion. William reveals that he'll have to return the piglet to the farm, where he will no doubt be made into bacon. Granny ins
The Styling Librarian
Granny Gomez and Jigsaw by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Scott Magoon – I missed this book when it was released a few years ago. It is one my son randomly selected for us to read this week… as usual, he has great selection power! Cute, special and hilarious- a perfect companion book to Mercy Watson. Granny Gomez is NOT a typical grandmother, your assumptions are challenged within the first few pages. This Granny doesn’t get a typical pet, instead, she receives a pig, and what a very special ...more
Granny Gomez is lonely. But her petunias and tulips don't care if she gets a dog or cat. Her friend William gives her a baby pig. But baby pigs don't always stay little. They soon become very big. So Granny Gomez has to build her pig a barn all his own. And when Jigsaw the pig moves out, Granny Gomez is lonely again. The solution? Move out to the barn with Jigsaw!
This story and accompanying illustrations are so darn cute that they almost get 5 stars! Granny likes puzzles but is spunky too, building a barn for her pet pig, Jigsaw. Definitely a feel-good book without too much sap.
Anne Beier
Very amusing story of a woman who adopts a pig as a pet. She builds him a big barn, and can't be without him.
This book is good if you are starting to read.
pets, pigs, building, friendship
Strong feamle character. Cute.
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