The Book Hog
Settle down with this funny book and learn about the magic of reading as a kind librarian teaches a silly pig how much fun reading can be The Book Hog loves books -- the way they look, the way they feel, the way they smell--and he'll grab whatever he can find. There's only one problem: he can't read But when a kind librarian invites him to join for storytime, this literature-loving pig discovers the treasure that books really are. Greg Pizzoli, master of read-aloud fun and three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient, introduces a character sure to steal kids' hearts using his signature cheerful colors and lighthearted narrative style. "Even non-Book-Hogs should have this one. It's that good." --Jon Klassen, Caldecott Medal winner for This Is Not My Hat "A book that readers will be eager to hog." --Booklist
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.10h x 8.30w x 0.50d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Reading Level: 1.9
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 501564 / Book Hog
Award: Geisel Medal (Dr. Seuss) - Honor Book
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2018
Publishers Weekly 11/26/2018
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2019
Booklist 01/01/2019 pg. 91
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Recommended, Satisfactory
About the Author
Greg Pizzoli is the creator of the Baloney & Friends series as well as a three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient for The Watermelon Seed (Medal winner), The Book Hog (Honor book), and Good Night Owl (Honor book). He is also the author-illustrator of This Story Is for You, The 12 Days of Christmas, Templeton Gets His Wish, and Number One Sam. His nonfiction for children includes the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Impossible True Story of Tricky Vic: The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower, and he has also illustrated picture books written by authors such as Mac Barnett, Kelly DiPucchio, Jennifer Adams, and Margaret Wise Brown. He lives in Philadelphia.
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