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Hello Piglet! 09/23/08
Every so often I post reviews on the insistence of my children. Hello Piglet! by Muff Singer is one of Harriet's favorite books.
Hello Piglet! is a board book that features a little squeakable pig. Since the book was published in 1993, the pig on our book is a little faded but the squeeking on each page is part of ritual of reading the book.
At the end of each stanza that ends "hello friends" I squeeze the pig to make it squeek. Meanwhile Harriet sings along in a quiet voice: "hello friends." That phrase delights her so much that she calls the book "Hello Friends."
Muff Singer, the auhor, lead an interesting life. She worked in politics before deciding to write children's books. In her career she wrote (or cowrote) thirty-five books. She died the year before Harriet was born.