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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (5 Feb. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0744543916
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744543919
  • Product Dimensions: 45.4 x 0.3 x 37.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Martin Waddell is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest living writers of books for children. He has won many awards for his work, including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004.

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This Big Book edition is perfect for sharing with groups of children.

This is the story of a Very Hot Day, and a pig who, despite the encouragement of ducks and geese (who later regret it), tries to resist the lure of the water. Pigs, you see, don't swim. But eventually--well--SPLASH! And then all the rest of the farm animals come from their fields to watch and wait, wondering what Farmer Neligan's response will be.

Huge fun, with the kind of repetition that provides multiple opportunities for audience participation. And possibly the only children's book to feature illustrations of an elderly farmer doing the Full Monty (almost). Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal. (Ages 3 and over) --Lisa Gee

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"Full of visual pantomime and affection." TES Primary" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Nov. 1998
Format: Paperback
A really fun book. The same little phrases occur again and again and with all the animal noise as well, it really allows the youngest child to join in, providing they can do simple animal noises (oink! moo! etc). The illustrations are lovely and the picture at the end with all the animals in the pond provides a real talking point.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Jan. 2005
Format: Paperback
As previously noted, this is fun: a simple story with repetition building to a climax (the ducks quack first once, then twice, and so on), lots of points for the adult reader to stop and let a child finish the line, and beautiful vigorous watercolour illustrations. My one note of caution would be that if the book becomes a favourite, and it stands a good chance of doing so, then bathtimes can become extremely splashy affairs as the child does his/her best impression of the swimming pig...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ginan Tonic VINE VOICE on 28 April 2005
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What a fabulous children's book! A pig on a hot day who keeps refusing to get in the pond because "pigs don't swim," but you know he will eventually! It is very well written, the repetitive animal noises make it easily interactive for my three year old and he loves the big splash near the end. The pictures and progression of the farmer stripping off to join him in the pond are priceless. A very enjoyable book to read to your kids!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Sept. 2000
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The story of a pig on a farm on a hot summers day. The story is entertaining, light hearted and easy for the young to follow. The rymning and rythum add to the enjoyment. Finished off with the most beautiful illustrations. Definately my favourite childrens book and my children love it too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Max Maton on 20 Sept. 2009
Format: Paperback
This was the first book i ever learnt to read when i was 3 or so, I still have it to this day, be it a little tatty!

I highly recommend this book to parents who want to encourage their children to read as the images in the book are really encouraging.

Max M
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Turandot on 9 Mar. 2009
Format: Paperback
Fantastic little story, with a CD full of animal noises, musical and sound effects to keep the little ones listening. It was the first book (or a CD to be precise) that got our son (now almost 2) interested in books and stories. He was just under 1 year when he got the book and the disc and he was immediately taken by it. The book is wonderfully illustrated, and very gradually unfolds the movements of each character. We read the book to our son at home and kept the CD for listening in the car, which initially was "an emergency disc" when a car journey was beginning to get too much for him, the story disc was a good diversion and he would go very quiet and stay interested throughout. He was also able to relate back to the book at home and then swap the places and tell us this story or just go through his favourite moments. The book had a good run in our household and remained on his "top 10" list for months.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. West on 6 Dec. 2009
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this is a lovely story to share with young children. the CD is ok but i prefer to tell the story verbally so you can pause to add to the anticipation of what will happen next! good sound effects on the cd though
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By sefo on 22 Oct. 2013
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I have used this book for many years as a childminder and all the children loved all the interaction that can be done. After a vist to a farm with my son's triplets , I brought it for them. All the family love it. The only thing I can say is don't read this as a bedtime story because you will end up with some very excited children.
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