Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pig and Small by Alex Latimer (Review & Giveaway)

About the book: Two friends learn that size doesn't matter in this hilarious story about finding common ground.

Pig and Bug just want to be friends. But their size difference is proving to be a BIG problem. Pig wants to play games - but Bug is too small. Bug wants to make things for his friend - but Pig is too big!
Just as they've given up all hope for their friendship, 

Pig has an idea... But will it work? (Yes, it will!)
Meet "Bug" who is the squeak on the
snout of Pig.

My thoughts: When Pig wakes up one morning, he discovers a squeak in his snout. Never had he squeaked but now everything was a squeak. Finally, he realizes that his squeak is actually a very small BUG.

As Pig and Bug begin to discover each other and explore the friendship they so desire, they realize that friendship is something you work hard at and that you have to accept that others are special just the way they are.
"Pig and Bug were very sad. They'd tried so hard to be friends, but it just wasn't working.
So they said goodbye.... and parted ways."
Isn't that sad? But wait, there is MORE to the story! Well, they find ways to do things together and then their adventure begins.

This story of Pig and Small is sweetly told and then colorfully illustrated with simple line drawings, simplistic eyes and animations, and will delight the child as you read to him or the early reader who reads it aloud with you. 
"Pig couldn't help feeling as though he'd done most of the pedaling."

I can recommend this to Chat With Vera readers and for libraries everywhere,

GIVEAWAY:  Peachtree Publisher has graciously agreed to provide one of Chat With Vera's readers their own copy of Pig and Small. Simply use the Rafflecopter entry form below. Begins August September 17 & ENDS October 7 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. Open to USA addresses only.
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School Library Journal recommends this humorous tale of unusual friendship for storytime, especially for the big bright illustrations.
About the author/illustrator: Alex Latimer lives near the border of a national park so when not writing or drawing, he spends his free time shooing baboons out of his lounge. The Boy Who Cried Ninja is his first book for children. He lives in South Africa. Publishers Weekly Reviews notes that "Latimer (Lion vs. Rabbit), whose deadpan visual comedy is always a treat, once again proves he's adept at conveying life lessons with the lightest of touches." 
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Peachtree Publishing in exchange for this review but no paid compensation. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I was not required to give a positive review. 



  2. I love the title!! I agree the illustrations are simple yet colorful and engaging. Thank you for sharing this book!

  3. Clyde on the Slopes looks charming! I think the kids would love it.

  4. This book looks adorable! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday! Always a pleasure to have you!

  5. My grandchildren would like to read about penguins... :)

  6. I would also like to read Nighty Night by Peachtree Publishers

  7. I'd love to win this for my son. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  8. My son would also love to read the book called "About Amphibians."

  9. I would also like Claude on the Slopes.


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