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Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch

3.26  ·  Rating details ·  234 ratings  ·  43 reviews
While mama pigs naps peacefully among the pumlins, her two mischievous piggies peek, sneak, chase and race.
over the beans, behind the sheep, and through the geese.
Uh-oh! Are they headed for the big bull's pen?
Paperback, 28 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Charlesbridge (first published January 1st 2010)
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Erin Reilly-Sanders
Jan 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: picturebook, fiction
Cute, but not spectacular. The text is fun and alliterative, the short length making it great for the youngest audiences. A lot of the story and action is contained in the pictures so that they work well with the text, especially with the fun round shapes which are echoed across the page. However, there's not quite enough artistry to really make the book shine. The endpapers that map the piggies's journey add a little depth to the book and might provide enough meat for somewhat older children to ...more
Mister David
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Two pigs race through the farm, past all kinds of animals and scenes, and finally end up asleep in the pumpkin patch. There are only a few words on each page and these are large and bold and placed in a variety of arrangements. Many of the words rhyme, or sound alike in a variety of different ways. Although there is no meter to the text, the alliteration and assonance make the read-aloud sound juicy.
Jo Oehrlein
Mar 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Two piggies are in the pumpkin patch with their mother. She falls asleep and the piggies take advantage of that to get into mischief. They end up in the bull's pasture, but he wins that round and sends them scurrying back to their mother.
Eileen Carter
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved this book. It is so cute all children will love it. It also teaches children about positional words such as over, under, between. The pictures are adorable. This is sure to be a favorite book among children. Great to read when teaching about farm animals.
Michelle
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Simple and cute
Valencia
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Adorable!
Jessie
Jan 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Cute fall story. Lots of different verbs and prepositions here.
kim
good read aloud, cute!
Darshana Khiani (Flowering Minds)
A simple, short jam-packed story with action words like sneak, peek, crash, dash and a slew of prepositions. But it is not boring, no way, these little piggies are off on a chase which leads them into trouble.

This concept book has the perfect combination of story and education value. Kids will be engaged with the story of the chase wondering where the piggies will end up next, while adults will appreciate the vocabulary building aspects of the book. The text is short and descriptive; one of thos
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Rita Crayon Huang
Jan 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I love giving this book out because all of my friends' children have been gloriously photo-documented romping through pumpkin patches every year (as I have witnessed via Facebook), and I want to reinforce those memories. Also: This book is fantastic! It has the most high-energy, charming words and pictures ever! D--who reads picture books today exactly the way he would have as a much younger D (i.e. preoccupied, needing to be won over)--got caught up in the endpapers right away, which map out th ...more
Christina Hyde
Mar 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch follows two mischievous little pigs in their daily activities around the farm. They run through laundry, bother the other animals, and end up snoozing in the pumpkin patch.

The illustrations vary from close up to where you can see the angry bull's nostrils and the smoke pouring out of them to a faraway aerial bird eye view of the pigs outside rolling in the mud. Panels & gutters were also well used to show the cause and effect of the pig's actions.

Onomatopoeia is
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Sarah BT
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
This is a cute little picture book that is perfect for reading aloud to toddlers. I'm sure my two-year-old niece would get a kick out of it. The two piggies run all over the farm and through the pages of the book getting into all sorts of trouble.

It's a simple book with not much storyline and the text is OK but nothing special. I liked how the words varied on each page, so sometimes they were slanted, or curving through the pigs adventures. It made the book a bit more visually appealing. I woul
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Loren
Sep 07, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I always look forward to new pumpkin/fall picture books but this one just did not do it for me. I like the illustrations but the text went on too long for me. The front and back endflaps are adorable (great mapping skills) if only the book jacket did not get in the way :( It is a great book for teaching young readers adjectives and prepositions. This title works for farm life, pigs, the letter P and of course pumpkins.
Dolly
Nov 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2011, childrens
This is a rollicking, fun story about two mischievous piggies (in a pumpkin patch, of course.) The illustrations are adorable and the narrative is short and wanders throughout the pages. I would recommend this book for the preschool-1st grade age group, although my third grader would probably like it too.
Kristen
Good for teaching prepositions - the piggies go "under crinkly, clean sheets, over growing, green beans, behind snoring, sleepy sheep" on a little adventure around the farm. Nice alliteration, and cute art. Might be fun to make a bulletin board or a student-made book "Piggies in the classroom", or have students act out different prepositions in the room or the playground.
Isela
Feb 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pumpkin-book
The book covers opens with a map of the farm. The map is very descriptive because it has pictures of sheeps, pigs, barns and even tractors. This is an easy to read book with colorful pictures of pumpkin. It has many prepositions such as under, over, behind and into. In addition, I can see that this book should be read with a lot of expression.
Melanie Martel
This book has simple text and could be used for Kindergarten. It could be used on a lesson about prepositions.
SouthWestZippy
Cute book about pig on a farm. interesting lay out and good illustrations.
Lesley Looper
Cute book! Like all the places the piggies run through, and I'm a sucker for a pumpkin patch, too. Cute illustrations.
Miss Sarah
follow the pigs as they go through all the parts of the farm running around. A simple book for younger kids.
Samantha
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pig, toddlers
Sneaky pigs run about while Mama Pig is sleeping. Pencil illustrations were colored digitally. Not much happens during this story, though the pigs are cute. Suitable read aloud. Toddlers and PreK.
Janet
Mar 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
This is a story of two pigs escaping the pumpkin patch and running through the farm. Okay at best. Nothing distinguishing in this title for me.
Amy
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book shows the pigs moving around on the farm. It also uses preposition words like through, over, under, etc. This book is good for younger children.
Bernice Seward
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Cute, fun story. The rhythm and pacing were great, and the illustrations were also well done.
Edna
While mama pig naps, two little pigs venture out of the pumpking patch and into mischief on the farm. Illustrations are simple and very cute.
Ashley Wampler
This book has great illustrations and few words. It would be good for beginning readers. Piggies on a farm cause chaos in the pumpkin patch when they dash through it on different occasions.
Dannie
Jul 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books
Lots of prepositions, good use of alliteration for articulation practice, and mix of easy and more challenging vocabulary words. Cute!
Whitney Maas
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of the most adorable children's books for fall :)
Lupine
A cute story, perfect for a toddler story time and the illustrations are adorable!
Nance
Aug 28, 2010 rated it it was ok
Although, uses some great high frequency words for the classroom. The text does not always flow and the pictures are flat.
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