Friday, 27 December 2013
The unbelievable top secret diary of pig by Emer Stamps
We love Pig (we can't help it), but Pig loves Farmer, and he can't help it either. After all, Farmer gives Pig yummy slops and special back scratches, and calls him Sausage and seems to love him more, the fatter he gets. Just as well Pig doesn't speak any Farmer. But Duck does (Duck's clever like that), and he's determined his best friend should know the truth. This is tough for Pig. But Pig won't just sit there and weep (though we may do, on his behalf), because there's help from an unexpected quarter: the Evil Chickens have a plan...
This book is one of those that can be read by children and adults alike and each will get something different from it, but both will end up laughing until tears run from their eyes!
I love the style of the book - it looks like a notebook, with doodles on the cover and a handwritten text story, accompanied by fantastic pencil sketch illustrations.
The book would be suitable for children who are gaining confidence in reading alone but still like to have pictures breaking up big chunks of text. However, younger children will also enjoy listening to others reading them the story. It is definitely a book to share with others, otherwise they will keep asking why you are giggling out loud constantly throughout the book!
This is the ideal gift to give to a child, however I am sure it won't be long until the rest of the family will soon be reading it too!!
Thank you to the publishers for sending me the book to review.