Thursday, November 2, 2017

Picture Book Review: Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey

Day 2 of Picture Book Month features:

Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey. Pig the Pug series. unpgd. Scholastic Press/ Scholastic Inc., June, 2017. 9781338136388. (Review from finished copy courtesy of publisher.)

Our obnoxious pug returns, this time, defacing the front end-page depicting pug's patient friend, Trevor. Poor Trevor. Whether it's running or chess, Pig is bent on winning. At all costs. And he's not above cheating to do it. Even when Trevor suggests playing a tetherball game for fun, Pig replies, "It ain't fun till I've WON!" We all know at least one person like Pig. 

Blabey's illustrations are energetic and hilarious. Pig is so obnoxiously expressive, he's almost endearing! Trevor handles the indignities with, well, dignity, saying more with a simple side-eye to the audience than any words. The jaunty rhyme works and easily falls off the tongue. 

Somehow, I missed Pig the Elf and need to remedy that situation asap. Pig the Winner is a winner! It's sure to please all sorts of fans from pug lovers to rhyme schemers to any reader who wants a hearty laugh. More Pig the Pug, please.

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