|Little Pig saves the ship|
Author: Costello, David
Little Pig is too small to go to sailing camp with his brothers and sisters, so his grandfather makes him a model ship, and together they sail it on the stream--until it gets carried away by the current, and Little Pig has to rescue the ship before it is wrecked.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.60
Points: .5 Quiz: 189475
Kirkus Reviews (+) (03/15/17)
School Library Journal (05/01/17)
The Hornbook (00/07/17)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 04/15/2017 It’s a sad day for Little Pig when his four older siblings leave for sailing camp, but just before departure, his big brother hands him a length of rope and a book on sailors’ knots. The first day, he practices diligently. That evening, Grandpa and Poppy, another grandfatherly pig, show Little Pig the wooden model ship Poppy is making for him. Soon they’re sailing her in the stream every day, rain or shine. When the ship slips over a waterfall and floats away, the plucky piglet uses his ingenuity and his knot-tying skill to rescue it. There’s something beguiling about the ink-and-watercolor illustrations, which portray characters and settings with simplicity, warmth, and expression. While a conventional narrative tells the story, cartoonlike speech balloons add bits of dialogue along the way, bringing the characters to life while adding to the book’s easygoing charm. Like its predecessor, Little Pig Joins the Band (2011), this picture book captures a young child’s range of emotions with finesse. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 05/01/2017 PreS-Gr 1—The adorable protagonist of Little Pig Joins the Band returns as his brothers and sisters head off to sailing camp for the summer. Little Pig is too small to join his siblings, so his brother leaves him a book of sailors' knots, and his grandfather carves him a miniature boat. Each day Little Pig and his grandfather sail the boat in a stream until one day it accidentally floats away. Little Pig uses his new knot-tying skills to rescue the vessel. Costello's ink and watercolor images mixed with comic book—style word bubbles and some paneled page layouts are thoughtful and add energy and movement. The story will be a familiar one to any young reader who feels too small to join in with older siblings or peers, and offers an empowering message of learning to overcome one's small stature. VERDICT Wholesome and cute, this fun new adventure with Little Pig is a satisfying addition to most collections. A great choice for storytime or small group sharing.—Kaitlin Malixi, Bucks County Free Library, Doylestown, PA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.