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This Little Piggy

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  29 reviews
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie meets Stuck in this clever laugh-riot that honors an underrated superstar in kid-cuisine -- cereal -- and the girl who just can't eat enough of it . . . no matter how large a mess she leaves in her wake!

Once there was a girl who only ate cereal. This kid LOVED cereal. But lots of cereal can make a BIG mess and get a
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Philomel Books
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Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fun and irreverent tale of a kid who loves cereal. When she enlists some animal friends to help with post-munch cleanup, things escalate quickly! I love the almost grotesque wide-open mouths on the kid and her menagerie, and agree with the other reviewer who was reminded of David Shannon. The unexpected ending is perfecto. THIS LITTLE PIGGIE is a laugh out loud read-aloud, for sure.
Shaye Miller
Jan 26, 2020 rated it liked it
This picture book chronicles the mishaps of one very messy kid who made a promise to clean up their mess. But when the child seeks out a dog to help, it doesn't work out. The goat can't help, either. And not even an elephant can help. Ah, what about this little piggy? With a surprise ending in store for young readers, we all learn that perhaps it's best to learn to clean up your own mess! The artwork in this book was done in watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, milk and cereal crumbs on 300 lb. ...more
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kid-stuff, absurd
Absolutely hilarious! The illustrations are adorable, the story is super-clever, and the ending will completely shock you. Loved it!
Rebecca Ann
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is hilarious and adorable. One cereal loving child promises to eat all the boxes she opened, but ends up needing help. She test-drives some animal friends but can't quite find a match in appetite until she meets the little piggy. Everything is going well until suddenly it isn't. The artwork is delightfully chaotic and colorful! This would be a perfect read for preschool or kindergarten! ...more
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
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Dec 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, storytime
Not the expected tale and the surprise at the ending will make some kids laugh if they understand it., which I think most will. Pretty much you have a kid who likes to eat cereal, but makes a mess while doing so. Rather than clean up after themselves, they recruit various animals to follow them around and eat the mess. The only animal that is up to the task is a pig but it turns out they are too good at eating and eat everything, including the book and reader.
Nanette Heffernan
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jame’s voice is spot on for toddlers. His words even ramble on (perfectly) from page to page with little to no punctuation. Hilarious! I loved the escalation of different characters brought in to solve the messy problem and the cliff hanger in the end that leaves the reader wondering, “Could that actually happen if I don’t clean up after myself?”
Abby Johnson
Kind of nonsensical, but somewhat funny. A little girl will only eat cereal, but she keeps leaving a mess of empty cereal boxes. Needing help to clean up the mess, she brings in various animals who don't quite fit the bill until she finds a pig who is a master eater and gets rid of all her mess. But it's maybe a little TOO good... ...more
Cathy Mealey
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is sure to tickle funny bones for readers who like wildly surprising, over-the-top, and slightly dark endings. Making messes with cereal starts a chain of events that lead the reader onto a creative journey and unexpected friendship. A snap-crackle-pop ending is sure to provoke discussion!
Richard Ho
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Punchy text, delightful art, and a totally relatable premise (what little kid DOESN'T wish they could eat only cereal?) combine to create a hilariously entertaining debut for James Serafino. The final spread gets a yelp of delight every time I read it to my kids. Can't wait to see what James has in store for us next! ...more
Brianna Rollinger
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was so funny. I laughed the whole time I was reading it, I would definitely recommend reading this to make your students/children laugh. Even though the book really didn't have a lesson to it I still really enjoyed it. Some of the pages seemed a little blank compared to the other books I've been reading but the pictures were still fun. ...more
Marcie Flinchum
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This Little Piggy is a rollicking read aloud. With a girl with an insatiable taste for cereal, who can help her with her problem? Not every animal is a good fit. But then the pig comes along. This Little Piggy would make your young reader giggle until the very end.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The genius of this really fun picture book is that it reads just like a toddler talks, and the absurdity of the situation is hilarious and over-the-top. The unexpected ending will elicit lots of giggles from little ones as you read it with them!
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it
This was different than a story about toes, but about someone who only eats cereal. But the child leaves a mess for the animals in the story to clean up after her. No real resolution for the character at the end because others solve the problem I thought.
Mar 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Fun playful story that has a sense of a nursery rhyme and breaks the third wall at the end.
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reminds me of David Shannon. I think kids will find this hilarious.
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cereal - such a hilarious focus, and speaks to how kids can see the wonder in anything. Loved the twist ending too. The art is unique and fabulous!
Stephanie Lucianovic
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A crazy, wonderfully disturbing, over-the-top story of consequences with incredible and mesmerizing art to go right along with it. The end will shock and awe you.
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A surprise ending that made me laugh out loud!
Mar 09, 2019 rated it liked it
hilarious, nonsensical, and filled with wonderfully dynamic illustrations that beg for the eye to linger. for some reason i didn't connect with it, though. ...more
Used the technique of David Weisner's Three Little Pigs, but imo not very successfully. Not sure why I didn't like this but lots of new stuff, so I'll move on. ...more
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Perfect for pre-school/kindergarten kids. Totally fun and chaotic about a girl whole loves cereal!
Hannah Stark
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Funny and well-paced! For every kid who loves funny plot turns and cereal!
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kid-reads, story-time
This was super fun. A great read for story time.
Oct 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
Recommended to Relyn by: Sent to my by the publisher because I am on the Missouri Show Me committee.
Adorable illustrations, but I HATE the lack of punctuation.
Raven Black
Jun 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
Reminded me of Llama Destroys the World.
Cassandra Federman
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love love love the artwork in this book! The watercolor and character design are fantastic. And the story is so unexpected. This book is such a fun ride and I'll be reading it to my little one over and over. ...more
Sabina Hahn
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a funny joyful book. I love the illustrations and the story. From the beginning to the end, this book is a delight.
Crystal Swimmer
rated it it was ok
May 30, 2019
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