I Know A Wee Piggy by Kim Norman

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A clever, colorful read-aloud in the tradition of I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

A fun day at the fair becomes color chaos when one boy's energetic pig gets loose. Upside down, piggy wallows in brown, but that's only the beginning of this cumulative, rhyming text. Soon, he's adding a rinse of red (tomatoes), a wash of white (milk), a pinch of pink (cotton candy), and many more. Can piggy be caught before he turns the whole fair upside down?

With exuberant art by Henry Cole, this wild pig chase is a natural choice for teaching colors and begs to be read aloud.
 

About Kim Norman

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Kimberly Norman (www.kimnormanbooks.com) is a children's book author and graphic designer. She lives with her husband and two sons in Richmond, Virginia. Henry Cole (www.henrycole.net) is a self-taught artist and the beloved illustrator of more than twenty books for young readers. He lives in Wilton Manors, Florida.
 
Published June 14, 2012 by Dial. 1 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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This energetic, pitch-perfect riff on “I Know an Old Lady” introduces various colors while following a spirited young piggy on a delicious romp through a county fair.

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Yet no matter the iteration — whether it’s a monster swallowing a spider or a spinster swallowing books — children seem to gobble it up.

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Publishers Weekly

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This little piggy has escaped from his owner and is running riot through the county fair, getting covered in gunk, globs, and other stuff representing nine colors: brown from the muddy pig pen, red from the tomato canning display, yellow from the broken yolks in the chicken coop—which provides ...

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"I Know a Wee Piggy" by Kim Norman and illustrated by Henry Cole is a take-off on "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly."

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