"Many people think pigs are smelly and dirty, They think pigs 'eat like pigs' and aren't very smart. That's because they don't know pigs!"
There are about 300 breeds of pigs. Here are many interesting facts about the smartest of all farm animals, including their physical characteristics, their senses, how they communicate, and how they live.
About the Author:
Gail Gibbons published her first book in 1974. Since then she has become a master at presenting colorful and easy-to-comprehend nonfiction to young listeners and readers. Holiday House is especially pleased to be publishing Pigs, her 100th title.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was very child friendly and used language suitable for teaching young children about pigs. They pictures were fun to look at and decipher. The diagrams displayed different features relevant to pigs. Overall the text, to me, was something fun to look at if one came across it in the library but I don't see it being a primary text used in the classroom for any reason. It would be interesting just to have a student, who is interested in farm animals maybe, read it. The book does do a great job uprooting some of the myths about pigs such as they are dirty and overeat. It, instead, tells the reader why the pig rolls in dirt and that they only eat as much as they need. Furthermore, the author talks of how many people see pigs as cute, friendly animals and own them as pets. The text definitely brings "humanity" to the view of pigs rather than just seeing them as food.