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Pig the Winner

(Pig the Pug #3)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  984 ratings  ·  125 reviews
Pig was a pug and I'm sorry to say if he didn't come first it would ruin his day. Won't he ever learn?

Pig, the world's greediest Pug, won't play fair. He'll do anything to win!
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Scholastic Australia
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Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
I'm confused. After the Pig falls in the bin, "These days it's different . . ." Choking didn't phase him, but falling in a trash can gave him a change of heart? Did he suffer memory loss from the fall and suddenly "plays to have fun." Yet, at the end, he is still a cheater. This is one horrible dog. ...more
Oct 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pig the Pug Fans
The obnoxious Pig the Pug and his long-suffering companion, Trevor the Dachshund, return in this third picture-book chronicling their adventures together. Once again modeling bad behavior, Pig insists on always being the winner, throwing temper tantrums when he loses and gloating when he doesn't. His competitive streak backfires however, when he turns eating into a race, and accidentally swallows his bowl...

Like its predecessors, Pig the Winner pairs an entertaining tale told in rhyme - "Pig was
Melanie Dulaney
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Aaron Blabey’s books bring a smile to this librarian’s face as well as to the faces of my teachers and students. Pig the pug is learning another lesson in this one and along the way will hopefully teach young readers/listeners to be good winners as well as gracious losers. Author/illustrator Blabey continues to produce such expressive faces and humorous details on every page and with every character in his Pig, Thelma and Bad Guys books. I look forward to seeing what new personalities he will cr ...more
I love Pig the Pug and his new story is just as hilarious as the first two. I can't wait to read this to the kids at school - I have bought multiple copies because I just know that it will be a very popular library book! ...more
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My favourite of all Pig the Pug stories.
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pig the Pug is a dog that lives up to his name. He is selfish and greedy and in this book he has to win at all costs. It doesn't matter what the contest is he HAS to win. He cheats, he screams and sulks - he does anything to win...until one day, while he is trying to beat his buddy in eating his food and accident makes him rethink his need to win. The rhythmic rhyming text is great fun to read aloud and the illustrations are colorful and filled with humor. A definite story time audience pleaser. ...more
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this series for my First Grade students! The books always have a cute message of how Pig's actions get him in trouble, and how he can change for the better (reluctantly and with humor!) Adorable reads. ...more
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Susan Liston
Made me laugh outloud. Don't know why. Perhaps Pig reminds me of someone? I mention no names. ...more
Lenin Moore
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm surprised I wasn't kicked out of barnes and noble for laughing so hard at this book 😂😂😂😂 ...more
Debbie Smith
Oct 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: picture-book
We all know children (and adults) who are very competitive and need to win to be happy. This book is about a pug who has to win or he throws a fit, screams and sulks. Where the book goes wrong for me is at the end. For those who care, *Spoiler Alert. * Pig, the pug, is so intent on finishing his bowl of food before his friend Trevor, that he cheats by yelling "go" before Trevor is ready. Then he is eating so fast that he swallows the bowl and begins choking. Trevor saves Pig, but the only thanks ...more
This book has good messages for young children and, again, I'm really biased because I love pugs (and I have one) if it's not already obvious.❤🐾 ...more
Aug 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: children
Pig the Pug has the wicked qualities, horrible attributes, yet we read about him, we like to read about him.
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Blabey, Aaron Pig the Winner. PICTURE BOOK. Scholastic Press, 2017. $15.

Pig the Pug is obsessed with winning. He is neither a good loser, nor a good winner, instead he is a whining braggart. Trevor tries really hard to be considerate, but even eating is a full body win-at-all-costs proposition for Pig. When things go awry, maybe (?) Pig has learned a lesson?

There are certainly those kinds of kids in every classroom – kids that want to win at all costs. This is not the book to help nudge them in
Pig is not the easiest friend in the world to have. After all, Pig is rude, terribly competitive, and obsessed about winning at all costs. Whenever he and is friend Trevor play a game, he isn't interested in anything but coming in first or winning. This even translates to the way he eats, gobbling his food as fast as possible in order to finish before Trevor. He learns an important lesson as the result of his greed and isn't quite as greedy as he was before. He still likes to cheat, though. The ...more
“Yes, Pig was a cheat.”

Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey is about a pug named Pig, who is a cheater. He loves to win and will do whatever it takes. He does not play nicely, but one day while having an eating contest, Pig learns his lesson. It was such a cute little book. The illustrations were great, I especially loved Pig’s big eyes. The illustrator added some humor to them, taking advantage of the silliness of Pig and the story. Pig experiences quite the character development during the course of
Courtney Conaway
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey is a hilarious children's book! I was a fan of Pig the Pug, but, in my opinion this one is even better! Pig the pug is at it again finding ways to irritate his friend, Trevor, the wiener dog. In this picture book, Pig is outrageously competitive. It turns into a humorous story when he challenges Trevor in who can eat the fastest. Pig gets choked on his bowl, and it's Trevor to the rescue! After this incident, Pig learns to play a little more fairly. Teachers would ...more
Allison Wade
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pig the Pug loves to win. But more importantly, he cant stand to lose. He will do whatever it takes to win at all times! Pig will always find a way to win, even if it means cheating. Often times, Pig chooses to whine and pout until he gets his way. As you might have guessed, this annoys Pig's friends. When Pig challenges his friend Trevor to see who can eat their food the fastest, Trevor tries to tell Pig that he doesn't want to, but before he can even finish what he is saying, Pig is already sc ...more
Nick Harriger
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nh
In Pig the Pug's third book Pig is off to his rambunctious ways once again. Pig has to be the winner, and he'll make sure that happens. Whether it's cheating, or throwing a fit Pig finds a way. In the end Trevor saves him and he's not fazed. Getting hit into the bin changes his mind and now Pig lets Trevor win every once in a while..

Is winning the most important thing to you? Write in your journal a time when you played a game and were the winner. Was it important not to brag? Explain what it f
Dan Hyer
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I think that this whole series about Pig the pug are hilarious. My twin girls in kindergarten enjoy them, but not nearly as much as I do. Good illustrations and a plot line that kids and adults will enjoy.

Some of them have language that some parents might find a little offensive, particularly the book "Pig the stinker," or in Pig the Elf where he bites Santa in the behind. Pig is pretty self-centered, but the reader learns that the ways that Pig does things aren't the best. (Pig the reprobate do
Amanda Brooke
Pig the Winner came in the mail before the Scholastic book fair as a preview. I had the students vote for which book they would like me to read from the box and Pig won hands down. This last week I read it over 10 times to classes between k-4th grade. It's funny. It's a very funny book. I think Blabey must have good timing - the pages were set up just right to make the kids laugh out loud. The only thing that might make this book better would be a short Youtube video of a pug having a tantrum. ...more
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pig the Pug is at it again! This time he just has to win! We all know a kid like this--one who throws tantrums when he or she doesn't win--and your students do too. In the end, Pig learns his lesson, well...mostly.

The illustrations are bright, silly and engaging. They compliment the text well.

Audience: EC-3
Connections: winning and losing, being a good sport, gluttony, rhyming, self-regulation, Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great series. All the Pig the Pug books are great and my son laughs all the time because of them. In this book, Pig is the winner and no one better tell him otherwise. Poor Trevor, the wiener dog, never gets a break and must go along with Pig as the winner or Pig will go into a pink fit! Although Pig cheats, he still says he won, but I wonder if his mind can be changed? Have fun reading!
Keri Douglas
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This will be a great addition to a school library in the "developing character." Pig the Pug must win at everything (even by cheating) or he pitches a giant fit. He eventually learns that winning isn't everything, although how he learns this lesson wasn't developed very well. Kids will love and teachers will use to help show kids how to win (or not) with some semblance of grace. ...more
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t anticipate enjoying this book that much but it actually makes a pretty good lesson in between some pretty humorous wording. I could needing to read this one aloud most years lol. I definitely could have used this the years I was teaching the 2nd grade GT cluster where they’re all trying to one-up each other.
Reanna Holycross
Oct 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really liked this story because there is a great moral of the story for kids to learn! Pig the Pug reminds me of someone we all know and the importance of being honest and humble is highlighted. The characters are drawn quite funny and they have very strong facial expressions, which makes reading the story very enjoyable.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Pig is a pug and he LOVES to win. If he doesn't, he will throw a fit. Or - even worse - he will cheat. Of course, sometimes things do not go quite the way Pig expects. And he might need a little help from his oh-so-patient friend. ...more
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Weirdly educational, and of course entertaining. I cannot think of any other picture book I've ever seen that features an example of dog-on-dog use of the Heimlich maneuver to save a life.

Seriously? The Dachshund (Trevor) performs the Heimlich on the Pug (Pig). YES, please!
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pig the Pug is back with his buddy, Trevor, and he's really being mean this time! Pig has to win at everything, even if it means cheating! The kids giggled through read and read of this one even more loudly than the first. Pig the Pug...ugh! We do love him. ...more
Brenda Kahn
Our obnoxious pug is back! Pig the pug needs to be #1. Always. And he's not above cheating to get the job done. Poor Trevor. We all know someone obsessed with winning at all costs. The expressive illustrations are hilarious and the rhyme is jaunty. More Pig the Pug please. ...more
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Aaron is an Australian author of children's books and artist who until the mid-2000s was also an actor. His award winning picture books include Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon and the best-selling Pig the Pug.

In the field of acting, he is probably best known for his lead roles in two television dramedies, 1994's The Damnation of Harvey McHugh, for which he won an

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