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Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea - Michael Ian Black




Released September 2010

www.kids.simonandschuster.com

Reviewed by Bob Walch


If you didn’t think so already, after reading this humorous picture book you’ll be convinced that staging a pig parade is not a stellar idea. In fact, it is the type of event that can only end in disaster.

You and your child will have fun reading about all the things that can go wrong if you try to include pigs in your parade plans. These problems range from the pigs’ refusal to wear their marching uniforms properly and not giving an “oink” about floats to their inability to help tether the large balloons that are the centerpiece of any cool parade.

No, after you’ve giggled your way through this hilarious picture book, you’ll agree with the author that pigs and parades just do not mix.

If your child enjoyed reading The Purple Kangaroo and/or Chicken Cheeks, you are already familiar with Michael Ian Black’s brand of silliness. The art and story line here reinforce the author’s laugh provoking tradition of finding humor in some very unlikely situations.

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