|Pigs and a blanket|
Author: Burks, James
Pig siblings Henry and Henrietta love their blanket. As much as they each love playing with the blanket, they don't love sharing it. Will ripping it in two solve all their problems?
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.20
Points: .5 Quiz: 182085
Kirkus Reviews (01/15/16)
School Library Journal (02/01/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 02/01/2016 PreS-Gr 2—Two piglet siblings have a mutual love for a fluffy, green blanket. Henrietta wraps one end of it cozily around her while she reads a book, as Henry snuggles beneath the other end and draws a picture. Lots of imaginative play happily coexists, but tensions run high when Henrietta's enthusiastic dance move steals the coverlet out from Henry's grasp. Burks's watercolor and ink cartoon illustrations show Henry retaliating by zooming away with the blanket tied under his chin like a superhero's cape. Told entirely through dialogue, the text consists of the characters' simple, declarative sentences as they convey the same sentiments: "Stop pulling on my blanket!" During a heated tug-of-war, their beloved blankie rips in two. The dueling pair silently and separately play with their own halves, but riffs and seams are soon mended. VERDICT A charming story of sharing and caring.—Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.