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Ten dirty pigs/Ten clean pigs

Ten dirty pigs/Ten clean pigs

Carol Roth
Illustrator:  Pamela Paparone 
Board Book
For infants to age 4
NorthSouth, 2008   ISBN: 0735822131

A very dirty pig gets into the bathtub, and soon his piggy friend is giving him a good scrub, “run-a-dub-dub.” Then three dirty pigs “covered with slime” get into the tub to get clean. Nails are brushed, ears and tails are washed, backs are scrubbed, and before long, there are ten pigs in the tub – who are all clean.

If you’re curious to see how these pigs get dirty all over again, close the book and turn it upside down to read the story of the “Ten Clean Pigs.”

Little children will love the way they can count forwards and backwards in the two clever rhyming stories in this book. Comical illustrations are beautifully paired with a cheerful and funny text.