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A young pig uses her ability to read to outwit a wolf that intends to eat her.
Published October 26th 1998 by Turtleback Books (first published September 25th 1995)
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Jimmy Reyes
Sep 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Susan Macaulay’s picture book about a family of pigs where one young hog on her way to school gets lost in route to school is another classic example of a child story where the pig outwits the bad wolf and escapes being on the dinner menu. Unlike the author’s other books where the character is identified with a name, the author leaves me wondering if the hog is a boy or girl until we read the second page. The hog leads us onto the bus where no kids are present and finds her destination getting f ...more
Janna Gifford
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Hog-Eye by Susan Macaulay is a picture book that targets children in the primary age group. The book is a retelling of the three little pigs, where the hog tells her family an elaborate story of how she got kidnapped from a wolf who wanted to eat her in a soup. In the story, she talked to the wolf and got the wolf to go get the ingredients for the soup , She finally had the wolf get poison ivy where she told the wolf that she casted a spell on him to make him itchy and the wolf let her go. I wou ...more
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
Hog-eye is a story told from the perspective of a young pig trying to justify missing school. The small storyteller weaves together a very predictable tale with a forest, and a wolf, and of course, the inevitable pot for pig stew. The word bubbles (containing reactions of pig family members) that surround the main text are more interesting to read than the story itself. The book attempts to humorously point out a positive of learning to read: you can trick your illiterate enemies. This may or ma ...more
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Hog-Eye is a picture book written by Susan Meddaugh. This book tells a story about a little pig that her worried family that wanted to know why she missed the school. She started to tell them the true story about how she used her ability to read to outwit a wolf that tried to eat her. I like the story and I it a 4 stars because I think besides it is good and funny; it has a deep massage too. The author wants to inform children that they should lesson to their parents to avoid dangers in thei ...more
Mar 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
I was not crazy about this book. Maybe because I am older and think more logically? To start the girl pig showed up late to the house and her family was waiting. She did not go to school and told an elborate story about taking the wrong bus and being kid napped by a wolf. The wolf was determined to make soup out of the piggy.
Somehow she talked the wolf into getting into poison ivy so she could escape. The whole story just seemed like a lie to me. The story got more crazy as the story contiued o
Story about a young piglet whose family wants to know why she was missing from school all day. The story details what the piglet tells her family and the adventures she gets in with a wolf in the forest, that the reader may question whether or not the story is true. This story could be used for discussion with students about reliable and unreliable narrators. The story is cute and humorous, and dialogue bubbles and the illustrations add another level of comprehension to the text itself. The deta ...more
Brittney Pierce
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
HOG-EYE by Susan Meddaugh is a fantastic book! When I first started reading the story I thought to myself, "here we go woth another red riding hood story", but I was completely wrong. This book started of by the hog getting captured by a wolf and then the wolf wanted to make soup. Well I thought it was hilarious that the hog sent the wolf on a huge scavenger hunt to find the ingredients. Finally the hog cast a spell on the wolf making him all itchy and she promised to take the spell away if she ...more
Jan 19, 2016 rated it liked it
I thought that this book was okay. I was hoping this book would be exceptionally different from a lot of other books, but i found it to be not so original. Basically, a hog is kidnapped by a wolf, which to me is no different from plenty other story lines, and has to do her best to escape the wold so that she is able to remain alive. She is finally able to outwit the wold and get away safely and unharmed. One thing that i did really enjoy about this book were the illustrations. They definitely ad ...more
Savannah Montalvo
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Hog-Eye by Susan Meddaugh was a creative revision of the Little Red Riding Hood. It was a cute and funny book from start to finish. Throughout the story, the illustrations and dialogues from the piglets family members kept my attention. I found myself wanting to find out what happens next. I think this book would be great for children because its humorous and colorful.
Feb 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a story told by a pig explaining to her parents why she missed school. Of course it involves a pig-napping, a wolf and a pot of soup. There are some clever twists along the way that left the kids laughing - always a good sign.
Apr 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun story about how a pig who can read escapes from the soup pot of a wolf who can't.

"Hog-eye! Hog-eye! Magic stare!
Make him itchy everywhere.
On his nose and in his hair.
Even in his underwear!"
Christine Levinge
This book is hilarious! The pig in this book spends the majority of the story outsmarting a wolf that is trying to eat her. She tricks him over and over again, and it keeps the kids laughing and trying to guess what is going to happen next.
Jun 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Dana!
So funny! This book always makes me giggle. I love the speech balloons.
May 19, 2008 added it
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Smart/strong girl story. Girl outwits the wolf.
Sandra Vicars
Sep 05, 2011 rated it liked it
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A tale of a pig that outsmarts a fox by "reading" a recipe. Hog-Eye is a fanciful story that will make kids laugh. Not one of my favorite stories.
Jul 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
LOVE this book. It's such a great bed-time story for kids because adults like it as much as the kids - kind of like William Steig. Go Susan Meddaugh! Don't forget to read her bio in the back!
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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A precocious pig uses her reading to skills to get out of dangerous situation involving an illiterate wolf.
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Simple and fun story, great imagination.
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Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for GOOD STONE ...more
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