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The Pig in the Pond Paperback – Illustrated, 3 Jul 2006

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New Ed edition (3 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406301590
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406301595
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 0.4 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

A regular size edition is also available. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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"Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal (1992) and described as "Outstanding!" by The Independent on Sunday"

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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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By A Customer on 25 Jan. 2005
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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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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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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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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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My son's favourite book when he was two. Lots of repetition and animal noises to make with tiny ones, great pictures and an intetesting talking point in a fun story for slightly older children - just go for it and don't be embarrassed!
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I enjoyed this book and used it often as a teaching aid . The children always reacted well to the humour involved and I think that it fostered their enjoyment of reading which is essential for progress.
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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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