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A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea

Black, Michael Ian (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea
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Explains precisely why, although it may sound like a good idea, gathering hundreds of pigs to march in a parade through one's hometown is inadvisable.
Authors: Black, Michael Ian
Title: A pig parade is a terrible idea
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2010.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,31 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Explains precisely why, although it may sound like a good idea, gathering hundreds of pigs to march in a parade through one's hometown is inadvisable.
Audience: Interest age level Ages 4-8.
Local Note: 1 2 5 6 9 11 14 15
Additional Contributors: Hawkes, Kevin.
ISBN: 1416979220
9781416979227
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Ian Black ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Subject Headings: Parades Juvenile fiction. Swine Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Parades
Swine
LCCN: 2008051562
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A pig parade is a GREAT idea, right? No, a pig parade is a TERRIBLE idea! Here’s why: pigs hate to march, they won’t wear uniforms, they only like sad, slow music, and they can’t hold the giant balloons. But how about pandas? Would a panda parade be a good idea? The large-scale illustration... Read More »


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Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Music, choreography, and balloon holding are several areas that pigs would fight hoof over snout to neglect so they may do their own piggy-thing, meaning that a highly organized event like a parade would very quickly turn into a complete and utter disaster. In the following passage, Mr. Black focuses on pig costuming, offering a sobering and logical explanation without any sugar-coating whatsoever.

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Mar 17, 2014
  • nypl_morningside_heights rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

fun to read.

Nov 18, 2012
  • forbesrachel rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The contrast between the imagined pig parade and the realistic pigs is a startling realization to the fact that picture book animals are not true to form.

Aug 03, 2012
  • YogiMumma rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fun just like his other book we read!

Apr 26, 2012
  • OranguTang rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was kind of funny. I don't know if it would funny if you were reading to kids but they might find it funny if they were reading to themselves. The illustrations are also really good and kinda gross :) just like pigs

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