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Pig the Tourist

(Pig the Pug #7)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  370 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Pig the Pug is causing havoc and hilarity as he travels around the world.
Pig was a Pug
and I'm sorry to say,
when he went on vacation
he'd cause great dismay.

Everywhere he goes around the globe, Pig the Pug offends the locals and causes destruction and devastation. However, in the end, Pig's rudeness comes back to bite him...

Rich with author-illustrator Aaron Blabey's signatu
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Scholastic Press (first published 2019)
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Grace Huey
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grace likes the piranhas biting him and him having his behind covered in bandages. So, five stars it is.

Hard words, no help needed: vacation, describe, somehow, shatter, taboo, wouldn’t, control, ruin, travel

Hard words, help needed: ensure, dampen, vibe, flaunt, tradition, disaster, ambition, absolute, devastation, appalling, yahoo, locals, holiday, honest, although
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pig the pug is a mischievous dog. Everything is about him, he's selfish, demanding and totally out of control. Arron Blabey is my favorite children's author he's incredibly talented and is the number one author that I get asked to read at storytime. ...more
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The theme of this story is respectfully travelling through other countries and respecting other cultures. So a very topical book for children but done in that Blabey style that only Pig could convey without making your child feel like they're being talked down to. ...more
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
First sentence: Pig was a pug and I’m sorry to say, when he went on vacation he’d cause great dismay.

Premise/plot: Pig the Pug has his own series. It is a long series. Blabey is kept busy writing this and other series. The story is written in rhyme. In this adventure, Pig causes trouble, trouble, and more trouble.

My thoughts: I am not a fan of the series. I think the illustrations keep me from actually enjoying the books. The text is enjoyable enough. For little ones that do love the series, th
Jul 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Continued adventures of Pig. This time readers see how naughty he is when they travel. Poor Trevor continues to be his friend and endure the disasters too.
Readers will love Blabey's latest story about this pug who has so much to learn.
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is one of my favourite picture book series.
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-with-kids
Straight up a rip-off of the first book. Very disappointed. Also the words are like all really big
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
For sure my FAVORITE in the series so far!!!
Susan Liston
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-it, juvie, read-2020
Pig causes mayhem around the world! I laughed out loud several times, how I do love Pig.
Such a poorly behaved traveler. My students love this series so.
Steph Hayward-bailey
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it
Natalie Hernandez
May 11, 2020 rated it liked it
This is our first Pig book. We have read a good chunk of the Aaron Blabey Bad Guy books and most have not disappointed, I think the humor expectation was too high.
Aug 15, 2019 added it
Pig the Pug is back and dare I say it, better than ever.

Everybody's favourite little destroyer, Pig the Pug is continuing his adventures in this latest release from bestselling author Aaron Blabey. This time Pig and his family are headed overseas and around the world on what is meant to be the most epic of holidays ... but Pig, being Pig, things never turn out the way they are intended.

I love everything about Pig the Tourist. From Blabey's adorably quirky illustrations to his highly entertaining
Apr 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s
Pig took a vacation and he would cause a big mess. The locals would even yell at him to go away. That did not stop his behavior until he went swimming and the piranha bit him. Of course, this wouldn’t have happened if he had noticed the sign that said no swimming but he ignores it. He has learned not to ruin a whole holiday. I don’t like how the name of the pug is a pig. It can confuse some kids while reading this book. The bright side of this book is that it’s short and easy to read. We can use ...more
Dimity Powell
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-lit
Not every Pig title wins instant admiration from me, unlike the zillions of school kids this greedy, self-centered, self-indulgent pooch performs for. The Tourist however, appeals to a slightly older crowd I felt and therefore wins sincere laughter and brownie points. As ever, perfect rhyme and ribald illustrations depict Pig in all his glorious irreverent splendor, which one hopes will show the kiddies how NOT to behave when it comes to cultural and environmental appreciation.
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Pig the Pug unleashes his usual mayhem - this time, whenever he travels and things 'unravel'! Sadly, he is the epitome of the horrible Aussie tourist overseas - despite poor, loyal friend Trevor trying to model the best travelling behaviour possible. A little sharp comeuppance at the end helps put the brakes on for the over-entitled, rapscallion Pig. ...more
I am not a fan of Pig the Pug - for me his bad behaviour is tiresome rather than humorous but this is sure to amuse many youngsters. The story does introduce some useful concepts relating to travel - passport, planes, famous places etc to initiate some discussion and some research (Mona Lisa, Pisa etc).
Julie Garner
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
Another fun addition to the Pig series. We all know someone who doesn’t travel well. Unfortunately for Trevor, that means even on holidays, Pig manages to spoil things for him. He is still the self-centered Pug we know and love, causing chaos wherever he goes. Kids will love it!
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh Pig! Will he ever learn his lesson? Now he's running amok on holidays, getting into the usual sorts of trouble. I like the incorporation of different cultures and festivals in this episode of Pig's adventures. ...more
C Exley Books (Cassandra)
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-books, 2019
I just read this with my five year old son for his bed time story.

All questions answered by my son (Nicholas).

Do you like this book?
Nicholas said "Yes"

What do you think of the cover?
Nicholas said "Cool"

Do you want me to read it again?
Nicholas said "Yes"
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Grades K-2
This time Pig is traveling and causing a commotion everywhwere he goes. Trevor is trying to do the right thing, but Pig does not care. Illustrations are hilarious and kids will enjoy figuring out what Pig is up to in each picture. Highly recommended for Grades K-2.
The Book Squirrel
Pig the Pug gets up to all sorts of mischief when he travels. His chaos-causing antics will appeal to children's sense of humour. ...more
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read as part of storytime at work. This is a cute little story—I haven't met any kids who don't like Pig the Pug. The illustrations are pretty simple, but effective and cute nonetheless. ...more
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
One of the best children's books I've read in a long time, the whole series is fantastic! ...more
Sarah Thompson
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pig never listens, he always does what he wants! That is the main view for all pig the pug books. Kids love them, they are a lot like Walter the farting dog.
Liz Lowe
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another pug story, this time teaching about travel and other cultures.
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can not help but laugh at these books. Every kid will love this adorable Pug!
Larae Thomas
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What can I say... I love Pig the Pug!
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed the Pig the Pug books at their inception, but the premise is starting to feel forced.
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Haha! A great story that teaches kids to show manners in public.
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