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|Pug & Pig trick-or-treat|
Author: Gallion, Sue Lowell
Pig is excited about Halloween but Pug loses his holiday spirit because of his uncomfortable costume.
Pug & Pig
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.80
Points: .5 Quiz: 193642
Kirkus Reviews (+) (08/01/17)
School Library Journal (09/01/17)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 09/01/2017 PreS-Gr 1—October 31 is here, and Pug and Pig are decked out in matching skeleton costumes. Pig couldn't be happier, but Pug can't stand the tight outfit, and he's afraid no one will recognize him in his mask. He rips apart the costume, deciding that this holiday isn't for him, but Pig is crestfallen at the prospect of celebrating Halloween without her pal. So Pug discovers a way to enjoy the festivities on his own terms. Coating himself with mud and calling himself Pig's shadow, Pug feels much more comfortable and readily joins in the fun. Softly rounded illustrations complement the concise, matter-of-fact text. Roly-poly Pig and Pug are utterly expressive. Despite the appropriately dark palette, there are no frightening ghouls or goblins here, and cozy details abound, such as the decorative scarecrow (a sweetly smiling sunflower dressed in overalls) and a wreath festooned with a cheery little ghost. Children, especially those a bit apprehensive about the holiday, will applaud Pug's solution and appreciate his willingness to seek a compromise. VERDICT A lovely addition to most libraries, especially for Halloween storytimes or where there are fans of the duo's first outing, Pug Meets Pig.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.