A Pig Is Moving In by Claudia Fries

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Dr. Fox, Henrietta Hen, and Nick Hare are worried when a pig moves into their building, but they are pleasantly surprised at what a good neighbor he turns out to be.
 

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Published April 27, 2000 by Siphano Picture Books. 25 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this pointed episode, an apartment house’s residents are aghast when they learn that their new neighbor is a pig: as Henrietta Hen puts it to Doctor Fox and Nick Hare, “ ‘Everyone knows that pigs are messy and dirty and sloppy.’ ” As expected, the pig is soon spotted dropping firewood in the s...

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In German author/illustrator Fries's fable-like tale, three animals expect the worst when a pig moves into their apartment building. Everyone knows that pigs are messy and dirty and sloppy, states

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Seeing what they want to see, she and two neighbors eagerly report to one another on the transgressions of their new neighbor, whom they spy dropping pieces of firewood on the sidewalk, a bag of flour by the stairwell and what appears to be mud (but is actually clay) in the hall.

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