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Friday 8 November 2013

Review: This Little Piggy Went Dancing

This delightful book of rhyme full of beautiful piggies moving across page after page focuses on the importance of physical activity and play for children.

Its illustrative design reflects self-confidence and promotes interest in physical activity whether it is hula hooping, skateboarding, crawling, skipping, stretching, crawling, or any other form of movement. The book is inspired by the rhyme of This Little Piggy Went to Market.

The entertaining pigs portray a sense of freedom and express the joy of early childhood as they scoot up stairs, into pools, push prams, juggle balls, read, paint, and go from one activity to the other.

It is a warm, embracing book that will appeal to parents and children as they read together, alone, or are read to. Right at the start from the sunny yellow end pages, the book speaks of play, fun and activity.

And of course, one little piggy ‘went wee, wee, wee, wee, all the way home’.

Title: This Little Piggy Went Dancing
Author: Margaret Wild
Illustrator: Deborah Niland
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: September 2013
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781743315118
For ages: 0+
Type: Picture Book