Little Oink

Little Oink

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Little Oink is a neat little fellow. Clean, clean, clean, that's all he wants to do. But Mama and Papa won't have it! They say in order to be a proper pig he has to learn to make a proper mess. What's a little pig to do? Now available as a board book, Little Oink shows Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace applying their traditionally wry humor to the issue of cleaning up, in a laugh-out-loud romp that is sure to make readers giggle with recognition.

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Little Oink is a neat little pig, but his parents will not allow him to play until he is messy, as pigs should be.

& Taylor

Little Oink is a neat little pig, but his parents will not allow him to play until he learns to make a proper mess, as pigs should, in this board book edition of a hilarious picture book by the beloved, award-winning author.

Publisher: San Francisco, California :, Chronicle Books LLC,, 2017
ISBN: 9781452153193
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 14 cm


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Apr 09, 2014

As someone who it trying to reform my slobbyness, I got a kick out of this story and I think children will find it funny too. The drawings are very appealing and engaging and I would imagine young children creating additional details to the stories or have a lot of thoughts about it.

MichelleShim Aug 17, 2009

A tidy pig gets in trouble for not messing up his room properly when he wants to go out and play.


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Read_at_MarkhamPL Nov 01, 2010

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2—

Fans of Little Pea (2005) and Little Hoot (2008, both Chronicle) will enjoy this team's latest creative effort. Little Oink likes to dig with his friends and go to school but he does not like disorder. Papa Pig tells him, "If you want to grow up to be a respectable pig, you must learn how to make a proper mess." So, before he can play he has to unmake his bed, unfold his clothes, put on a stained shirt, and throw his toys out of their bin. Once he has messed up enough, he can play his favorite game—house—where he sweeps, scours, and scrubs up. Delightful wordplay turns this classic childhood argument upside down while Corace's simply detailed ink and watercolor drawings are full of expression, standing out on a clean white background. Young readers will relate to Little Oink's frustrations as they find humor in this classic twist on everyday situations, and many will share variations of his promise to himself: "When I grow up, I'm going to let my kids clean up their rooms as much as they want."—Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY
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