Product Description If you give a pig a party, she's going to ask for some balloons. When you give her the balloons, she'll want to decorate the house. When she's finished, she'll put on her favorite dress... Fans of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie will love this perfect addition to the series! The If You Give... series is a perennial favorite among children. With its spare, rhythmic text and circular tale, these books are perfect for beginning readers and story time. Sure to inspire giggles and requests to "read it again!" Other favorites in Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond's bestselling series include: If You Give a Cat a Cupcake If You Give a Dog a Donut If You Give a Moose a Muffin If You Give a Mouse a Cookie If You Give a Pig a Pancake From Booklist PreS-Gr. 2. As it turns out, if you give a pig a pancake, she'll eventually want a party--with balloons, a party dress, and guests. In the latest of the best-selling demanding-animal-meets-long-suffering-human series, the small pig protagonist needs as much activity and as many supplies as ever. This time, there's a search for friends, which leads to a street fair, a game of hide-and-seek, a sleepover, and the necessity of linens for a pillow fight. A blanket fortress needs balloons decorations. Balloons! They scream out for a party. . . . In Bond's crisp, cheerful illustrations, the pig's joie de vivre is contagious, except, that is, to her expressionless, ultra-accommodating little girl caretaker. Even considering its deliberate "if-then" pattern, the story feels loosely hinged, but young fans of the series will squeal with delight to see their pancake-loving pig once again. Karin Snelson Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved From the Back Cover If you give a pig a party,she's going to ask for someballoons. When you give her the balloons, she'll want to decorate the house. When she's finished, she'll put on her favorite dress. Then she'll call all her friends -- Mouse, Moose, and more. The little pig from If You Give a Pig a Pancake is back, and this time she wants to throw a great big party! Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond have created another winning story for this beloved character in the tradition of the best-selling If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. About the Author Laura Numeroff is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give…series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura Numeroff’s 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and is involved with several children’s charities, including First Book. You can visit her online at www.lauranumeroff.com. Felicia Bond is both writer and illustrator of Tumble Bumble, The Day It Rained Hearts, the Poinsettia books, and many others. She painted the art for numerous other award-winning books, including those in the much loved If You Give . . . series and the contemporary classic Big Red Barn. She lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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