Little Oink

Little Oink


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From the creators of Little Pea and Little Hoot comes this tidy tale of a decidedly different pig.

Little Oink is a neat little fellow. Clean, clean, clean, that's all he wants to do. But Mama and Papa won't have it! They say in order to be a proper pig, he has to learn to make a proper mess. "Don't come out until your room is a pigsty," says Papa Pig. "I won't have any child of mine going out looking so neat and clean. It's just not acceptable," says Mama Pig. Readers who hate to clean up will love this humorous twist on a universal dilemma.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811866552
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 04/01/2009
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 485,177
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is the author of many bestselling books for young readers, including Little Pea, Little Hoot, and I Wish You More. She lives in Chicago, Illinios.

Jen Corace is the illustrator of many books including Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Telephone. She lives in Rhode Island.

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Little Oink 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
AbundanceofBooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ok people, take Little Hoot, replace him with a pig (appropriately named Little Oink), mix in pig stereotypes and viola - you have Little Oink. Another Every Kid character who likes to play with his friends and enjoys school. With the exception that Little Oink is very tidy, so of course the "one thing that Little Oink did not like" was mess up time. That's right, you heard me, it's time to make a mess!"All my friends get to clean their rooms. Why can't I?" asked Little Oink.His parents point out that he's a pig and pigs make messes. Since his parents love him and want him to grow up to be a respectable pig he must "learn how to make a proper mess.""Mess up your room, put on some dirty clothes,and then you can go out and play," said Mama Pig."Do I have to?" Little Oink snorted."Yes, you have to," they retorted.We then watch as Little Oink empties his drawers, unmakes his bed, and even drags mud into his room. He asks his parents if he can go out and play, but they tell him that the room isn't a total pigsty just yet. So he throws his toys out of the toy box (you guessed it, more counting), and is finally allowed to go out and play is favorite game - house.Yes, this is a Little Hoot clone, but the illustrations are fun and there is more word play. On a page that pictures Little Oink digging, the text reads he "dug playing with his pig pals." The picture of him at school while eating lunch - "He savored his days at school". This continues throughout the book. Yes, a lot of this is going to go over your child's head, but it's a fun touch. I did like the page where Little Oink imagines his friends getting to clean up their rooms: his bird friend arranges leaves and a mouse pushes a bar of soap bigger than he is. There's a lot on this page that your child can look at and talk about. The parents are spectacularly messy and children find it funny. Watching Little Oink play house and tidy up his tree house is cute but even the kids find the final line a bit much:And they all lived hap-pig-ly ever afterVerdict:Not my favorite of the three, the only reason I own it is because I bought a box set. That being said, there is a lot in the illustrations for children to enjoy and being able to make predictions based on patterns and past experience is an important reading skill. Younger kids will miss out on some of the corny word play - it's a great way to build vocabulary, but you will spend time explaining things. There is a lot less white space in this book, and I find that I miss it. I have the board book and the pages are packed with stuff, but the normal hardback doesn't feel as crowded. I give it three stars, it's ok, but Little Pea and Little Hoot are better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got it from the library and it was cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This book does not traslate well to Nook. The pictures are bland, small, lack bright colors and sometimes have random numbers and abbreviantions because it probably was never intended to be an ebook. I expected better picture quality compared to other ebooks for my Nook app. The story is boring, short and does not interest my three year old either. By the time you're finshed there's a "That's it???" feeling and then you wonder if there was a better use to the ten dollars you just wasted.