A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea

Black, Michael Ian

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea
Explains precisely why, although it may sound like a good idea, gathering hundreds of pigs to march in a parade through one's hometown is inadvisable.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2010
ISBN: 9781416979227
Branch Call Number: J PIC B
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hawkes, Kevin


From Library Staff

The title says it all. Think pigs on parade would be adorable and delightful? Think again. Professional comedian Black and illustrator Kevin Hawkes set the record straight on just how inclined pigs are to perform on cue.

Comment by: nypl_morningside_heights Mar 17, 2014

fun to read.

Sure a pig parade sounds great,
but before you plan one, think it through! Eye-filling illustrations
warn you of the shenanigans that can occur.

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Apr 24, 2014
  • CRRL_CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Music, choreography, and balloon holding are several areas that pigs would fight hoof over snout to neglect so they may do their own piggy-thing, meaning that a highly organized event like a parade would very quickly turn into a complete and utter disaster. In the following passage, Mr. Black focuses on pig costuming, offering a sobering and logical explanation without any sugar-coating whatsoever.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/pig_parade_black

Mar 17, 2014
  • nypl_morningside_heights rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

fun to read.

Nov 18, 2012
  • forbesrachel rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The contrast between the imagined pig parade and the realistic pigs is a startling realization to the fact that picture book animals are not true to form.

Aug 03, 2012
  • YogiMumma rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fun just like his other book we read!

Apr 26, 2012
  • OranguTang rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was kind of funny. I don't know if it would funny if you were reading to kids but they might find it funny if they were reading to themselves. The illustrations are also really good and kinda gross :) just like pigs


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Find it at NYPL


Buy It Now

Support your library, keep it forever!

View Purchase Options Learn more about this program

Your Cart

Hello! We noticed you have the following items in your cart right now:

If you'd still like to purchase the items you have in your cart, you can do that now.

You'll be able to purchase your eBook after you have checked out your current cart.

A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea
Black, Michael Ian
A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea

To continue with your eBook purchase immediately, you can clear your cart by clicking below.

All items will be removed from your cart.

I'd like to keep browsing! I'll decide later.

Explore Further

Browse the Shelf

Subject Headings