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Piggybook [Paperback]

Anthony Browne
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Book Description

2 Jun 2008
Mr Piggott and his two sons behave like pigs to poor Mrs Piggott – until, finally, she walks out. Left to fend for themselves, the male Piggotts undergo some curious changes!

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker; New edition edition (2 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406313289
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406313284
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 24.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anthony has won many prizes for his work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000, for his services to children's literature - the first British illustrator to win the prize since 1956. He is the present Children's Laureate.

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Mr Piggott and his two sons behave like pigs to poor Mrs Piggott until, finally, she walks out. Left to fend for themselves, the male Piggotts undergo some curious changes! This is a hilarious picture book, full of surprises and teasing visual jokes. As with so many of Anthony Browne's books, this story works on several levels with sophisticated pictures combining with a simply told story. Within the story there is a serious message, but it is also a humorous tale that will delight young children and the whole family--and provide some food for thought. --Philippa Reece --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"* "A neatly turned joke and teasing visual puzzles combine to make the most enjoyable anti-sexist tract of all time." The Guardian * "A superb and unforgettably funny (yet ultimately serious) picture book about male chauvinist piggery." The Good Book Guide"

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
This is one of my favorite children's books. Mrs. Piggott gets tired of her husband and two sons because they don't help at home even though she is working full time. She leaves them and they eventually end up rooting like pigs looking for something to eat. Watch the pictures to see pigs appearing everywhere.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is incredible! 6 Aug 1998
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This book shows a family of men who are all pigs(at first they are humans and they are messy). The poor mother has to clean up after them and cook all of their meals. Throughout this book Browne's illustrations are humorous. In the middle the men are all drawn as pigs. Look carefully at the pictures, there are many hidden pigs. The mother gets fed up and leaves them and the men have to fend for themselves. Well, you can guess what happens next!
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars About Piggybook 22 Sep 2001
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Format:Paperback
Piggybook is about a family of two boys and their parents. At first it seems like the perfect family, but then you discover that the mother is made to do all the work (e.g. washing, cooking, cleaning). She works all the time, and gets completely exhausted. Her husband and sons are complete pigs, only thinking of themselves, so one day, she leaves them. The boys can't manage by themselves, everything is messed up completely. They begin to wish their mother/wife was back. Soon, she does come back, with the condition that they all have to share the workload equally. So the mother never has to be the 'housemaid' again. The moral of this story would probably be 'absence makes the heart grow fonder'!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Browne 16 Dec 2013
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What an excellent book! Anthony Browne is one of our favorite family authors now. We would like to collect all this series now. A great story to express not taking advantage of your mum. Very well put together and my six year old son liked the hidden pigs everywhere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for issues 16 Nov 2013
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Engaging illustrations, which are rich in meaning and great for inference. The text overall is splendid for dealing with issues, as are most of AB' s books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for all over-tired mums! 14 April 2013
By Han
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This book is sheer genius. Amazed is wasn't written by a woman! Anthony Browne is one of our favourite authors in our house (we have 3 boys aged 4,6 and 7.) This is a very good prompt to initiate a conversation about how they should all try and help mummy a little more around the house. As usual with Anthony Browne, lots to discuss and lots of hidden things to spot in the pictures.
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