Thursday, April 9, 2020

Review: Pigs in a Pickle by Hans Wilhelm

by Hans Wilhelm
Illustrated by Erica Salcedo
Chronicle Books
Board Book
14 pages
ages 2 and up

The three little pigs from Pigs in a Blanket are back for more fun in this silly interactive board book with a positive message!

These three little pigs are ready for anything—especially having fun. But, whoops! Sometimes the pigs' day doesn't go as planned. That's OK! No matter what the oopsie, the pigs keep going, always staying positive and landing on their teensy feet!

• A positive message about perseverance told in clever rhyming, easy-to-follow text
• Fun and interactive book for family story time
• Hans Wilhelm has written and illustrated over 200 books for children and adults including the popular Guess Which Hand and Pigs in a Blanket.

For children who love barnyard animals, Peppa PigPerfect Piggies!, and Tickle the Pig, Pigs in a Pickle will warm hearts and inspire confidence.

A fun and simple book about overcoming challenges for preschoolers and toddlers.



A little goofiness, a few giggles, and a great message about not always being perfect make this into a cute read.

The title says it perfectly—these pigs are in a pickle. And not just one. Every time they do something, it seems that one of them has a bit of trouble. As the silly situations add up, their self-esteem goes down, but that's not the way it has to be.

The message in this one rings loud and clear, but still, there are so many silly situations along the way to keep it light-hearted and fun. The three little pigs are great friends and do so many things together. The friendship radiates from every page, and even when accidents happen, there's never a negative vibe coming from the other pigs. It's also nice to see that each of the three pigs faces problems...not only one being singled out.

The illustrations are bright and bold, while the pages are created for small hands. The pigs are depicted in a way, which reminds of human children, and their activities are those kids will easily relate to.

The tale ends on a lovely note, which makes sure the message is clear, and yet, leaves listeners with something to giggle about.

And here they are...

The Author...
Hans Wilhelm is a widely published author and illustrator of over 300 books, including Pigs in a Blanket and Guess Which Hand. He lives in Weston, Connecticut.

The Illustrator...

Erica Salcedo is the illustrator of Pigs in a Blanket. She lives in Cuenca, Spain.

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