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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
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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.
Authors: Black, Michael Ian
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Ian Black ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Title: A pig parade is a terrible idea
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2010
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Summary: 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.
Subject Headings: Swine Juvenile fiction Parades Juvenile fiction Pigs Fiction Parades Fiction
Topical Term: Swine
Parades
Pigs
Parades
Additional Contributors: Hawkes, Kevin
LCCN: 2008051562
ISBN: 9781416979227
1416979220
Branch Call Number: J PIC B
Research Call Number: JFG 11-89
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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.


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Apr 24, 2014
  • 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.

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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

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