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Saturday 30 November 2013

Review: Little Piggy’s Got No Moves

It's the school disco and Little Piggy is worried.

Mouse can do the Macarena. Toucan is totes into the Tango. Hippo can mash the Mashed Potato. And Seal can do the Slide.

But Little Piggy's got no moves.

He consults Daddy. And Mummy. And Grandma and Grandpa. He even asks Brother and Sister Piggy, but they all seem to agree -

'Us piggies got no moves.'

What on earth is Little Piggy going to do at the disco if he can't do the Nutbush, the Locomotion or the Zumba? Should he just resign himself to the Moveless Piggy Curse?

As the disco's start time nears, can Little Piggy be swayed by the music? What does he have up his sleeve? Is there a beat in his curly little tail?

Kids will love this rhythmic, charming story about a little pig who shows his family a thing or two about grooving.

What I love about this book, other than the fact that it's Phillip Gwynne's work, is the intermittent double-page spreads featuring a slowly-changing neighbourhood ... as the houses open and animals spill out on their way to the school hall. I also love it when they return from the dance, under the shadow of night.

Jellett's gorgeous illustrations make this a winner for the younger set. A perfect read-aloud book, whether in a group setting or a little nighttime boogying at home.

Title: Little Piggy’s Got No Moves
Author: Phillip Gwynne
Illustrator: Tom Jellett
Publisher: Little Hare, $20.99 RRP
Publication Date:
Format: Soft cover
ISBN: 9781742977799
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book