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May 30, 2015

Early Childhood Readers

Pig the pug

Aaron Blabey
Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 9781743624777           RRP: $16.99 (hbk)

Here is another sausage dog (as described) and pug story. As all dog lovers know, dogs have personality and are filled with mischief. The trouble with Pig is that he doesn’t like to share. When Trevor approaches to share Pig’s toys in a game, Pig gets carried away – almost literally! With Pig all wrapped up - literally! - Trevor gets his wish. The scene at the end where Pig has to share his toys is hilarious in its surprise. The illustrations are done in acrylic with pen and pencil outlining, having a boldness that underlines the different personalities of the dogs. A definite hit for the under 5s!