Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket

Hans Wilhelm
Illustrator:  Erica Salcedo 
Board Book
For ages 3 to 5
Chronicle Books, 2019   ISBN: 978-1452164519

It is morning and the sun is up. Three young pigs stretch, untangle themselves from their bed covers, and start their day. They get dressed and braid their hair and don wigs. Everything is better when you have a cool hairstyle to show off. Then it is time for a little exercise with a run on the track.

When we next see the three pigs they are in ballet class. Dressed in tutus they twirl and stretch, and what a sight that is.

Not surprisingly after all this activity, the pigs are now rather peckish. As rain taps against the kitchen window they put on their aprons and bake a pie. While their creation cools, they play outside for a while, splashing in the puddles, and then they come indoors to eat pie and to warm up.

Next on the agenda is play time. The little pigs build a puppet theatre, get dressed up in costumes, and put on a show.

Children are going to love the funny and goofy pig characters in this book. From sunset to sundown we follow what they do with themselves, and we enjoy watching them, and their pet dachshund, having fun.