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Small Pig: 10/19/07

Small Pig

Small Pig is Arnold Lobel's first book and one that I grew up reading. When I found a copy on the library discard shelf, I was thrilled to add it to our Arnold Lobel collection.

Small Pig has simple needs: good food, a place to run and play and most importantly, a some soft mud in which to sleep.

Although he is well loved by the farmer and his wife, Small Pig finds himself without his mud puddle one day when the wife gets carried away with her spring cleaning. Upset about the missing mud, Small Pig runs away from home for a night of adventures.

Small Pig is different from most of the later Lobel books in that it is just one story. Most of his other books are broken up into very short stories or chapters that are held together by a central theme or central characters. As with all his books, Small Pig has Lobel's delightful and funky illustrations done in limited colors (blue, green and yellow this time).

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Comment #1: Saturday, October, 20, 2007 at 01:49:27


My son just read this book on Tuesday. :) It is so very strange to hear him reading the books I grew up on!"

Comment #2: Saturday, October, 20, 2007 at 23:28:45


Oh wow! I LOVED this book when I was a kid! I had utterly forgotten about it until I read your post. Thank you for bringing back part of my childhood so I can now run out and pick up the book for my kids to enjoy too! "

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