Wibbly Pig has 10 Balloons Hardcover – 1 Sep 2011
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Praise for previous Wibbly Pig books:
An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to. - The Daily Telegraph
Who could resist Wibbly Pig? - The Independent on Sunday
The overwhelmingly cheerful Wibbly Pig has a devoted following among pre-schoolers.(The Guardian)
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Top Customer Reviews
A lovely little gift.
As expected the illustrations are charming with Wibbly Pig starting his day with ten novelty balloons which he is kind hearted enough to give to his friends. With so much to point out on each page there is plenty to keep a small child entertained although I'm not sure this is a book I would want to read every night. Although the narrative has a nice rhythm it doesn't rhyme all the way through.
This book is quite large and quite large for little hands but it does mean you can read it to more than one child and they can both see the pictures easily.
As an aside I don't understand why we teach our children to count backwards before they've really mastered going forwards although since so many books are written with this concept I'm sure it doesn't confuse them too much!
Overall very satisfying, a great title and another reason to include Mick Inkpen with Julia Donaldson as one of Britain's best children's authors.
Wibbly Pig has 10 Balloons is a fun way to introduce or reinforce basic counting skills. It also offers some nice lessons about sharing and looking after your belongings.
Like a lot of children's books its written in verse, but don't expect rhyming on Gruffalo/Julia Donaldson levels. Whilst Mick Inkpen is a talented illustrator and his stories are entertaining, verse is not his strong suit. Half way through this book for example, he seems to give up on it entirely before returning to it at the end.
Then again this is a book that is very much aimed at small children. Its not one of those books that will 'entertain child and parent alike'. I enjoy reading it with my son because he enjoys it; not because it works on multiple levels that appeal to both of us.
So overall Wibbly Pig Has 10 Balloons is a nicely illustrated children's book that entertains and educates, but not much more than that.
Inkpen writes his stories in beautiful rhymes, which children can pick up easily and will love to help tell the story. There are great illustrations throughout the book too which will attract children's attention and maintain it throughout the story.
This would be a great book to give as a gift this festive period.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My child loves it but more importantly so do I. Books that you enjoy reading 1000 times are to be cherished and given to friends with kids.Published 9 months ago by J Aves
Nice and colourful and great for hell ping with colours and counting.Published 22 months ago by Cliff
My granddaughter loves this book - a good well illustated colourful book with the added advantage of teaching numbers and counting without becoming boring.Published on 23 Feb. 2013 by Mrs. D. A. Bremner
It was a fun way of learning numbers with great illustrations.
The best accolade though would probably be that my nephew enjoyed going through the book with me, and wanted it... Read more
My young family loved reading and re reading this charming little story about generosity and sharing. Read morePublished on 21 Feb. 2013 by Amazon Customer
My little boy has enjoyed reading this book. He loves counting the balloons.
The illustrations are lovely and the book is a good size for small hands. Read more
How many times have you read a book to your children and been bored silly? How many times have you looked at the illustrations and wondered if the artist was on something? Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2013 by Wilz
I ordered this for my 18 month old son as he has really enjoyed other Wibbly Pig books.
He is a bit young for the educational aspect but is enjoying it none the less, it... Read more