Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Piggies in the Kitchen

Piggies in the Kitchen

Michelle Meadows
Illustrator:  Ard Hoyt 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2011   ISBN: 978-1416937876

Mama pig has gone out, leaving Papa pig at home with their five children. While Papa is outside mowing the lawn, the piggy children go into the kitchen and they start getting ingredients together. Busily they mix and stir, happily they turn the kitchen into a scene of chaos.

Over and over again, the children experience anxious moments when they hear someone’s car outside. Has Mama come home? Thankfully, every time they peek out of the window they see that Mama’s car is not outside, so they get back to work. Trails of batter and drifts of sugar and flour are spilled on the flour, but the children keep on going. Which is when Papa comes in. They forgot about him!

Full of wonderful noise words that children will enjoy saying, this delightful book is perfect for reading out loud. With its irrepressible pig characters and its surprising ending, this is a picture book that will surely become a favorite with children and their grownups.