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Granny Gomez & Jigsaw

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  122 Ratings  ·  15 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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Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book had a nice, relaxed pace. It was a sweet story.
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
Nov 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
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).
Skye Kilaen
This book is all about the love, and Granny Gomez is an extremely cool lady. She has a number of interesting hobbies such as watching cooking shows, doing puzzles, gardening, playing drums, and rock climbing. But she’s lonely, since neither her Petunias and tulips can’t exactly provide friendly conversation. (If they did, this would be a totally different book.) So her friend William brings her a surprise - a pet pig! Yet it's not too long before Jigsaw isn't little anymore, and they have to fig ...more
Sep 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: humane-education
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
Oct 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-lit
Granny Gomez is an independent senior. She likes playing the drums, watching cooking shows and doing jigsaw puzzles. She was lonely, so her friend brought her a baby pig for a pet. Things worked out great until the pig grew up. Granny built a very comfy barn for the pig, but then was lonely again. This is a good mentor text for thinking about the responsibilities of a pet and of being an independent person. It is also good for character details. The illustrations are sweet and it's good read alo ...more
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
Aug 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
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!
Traci Bold
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So happy that Granny Gomez did not let her new family member become bacon!

I loved this story for so many reasons, I hope you do too.

Written by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Scott Magoon and published by DisneyHyperion.

#family #pets #PB #pig #friendship #DIY
Lesley Looper
Dec 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
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.
Jun 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book is good if you are starting to read.
Tina Bartholoma
Jul 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
pets, pigs, building, friendship
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Strong feamle character. Cute.
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