Adam Pig's Everything Fun Book

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9780385322126: Adam Pig's Everything Fun Book

A treasury of stories and entertaining hands-on activities follows the days of Adam Pig as he shops with Mom, helps Grandma in the garden, and works on such easy-to-follow activities as building a cardboard car and making a sock puppet. Children's BOMC.

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From Publishers Weekly:

The good-natured, incessantly smiling Adam Pig is the focal point of this oversized volume, an amiable if somewhat insipid hodgepodge of vignettes, illustrated word lists and how-to projects. Preschoolers can follow this busy piglet on outings to the grocery store, where he fills his mother's cart with items not on her shopping list; to the park, where he misplaces his scarf; and to the doctor's office, where he learns he has chicken pox. Young provides cursory instructions for a handful of such familiar activities as building a car from a cardboard box, creating prints from cut sponges and potatoes, and making puppets out of socks. Labeled pictures of such items as Adam's favorite toys and foods will hold most appeal to those on the younger end of the targeted age span. The book's greatest asset is Young's perky, whimsically cluttered art, which ably spells out the action for pre-readers. However, its format and subject matter unavoidably call to mind the oeuvre of Richard Scarry, but lack the understated, wry humor and visual shenanigans of that author's works. Ages 2-5.
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From Kirkus Reviews:

Winsome illustrations of Adam Pig and his extended family will make devoted fans of this amusing work. The subject is the immediate world of toddlers, playfully represented by Adam's own home, clothes, and favorite foods. Each oversized spread (or sometimes two spreads) acts as a chapter; each chapter offers a game, project, or brief story about Adam Pig's play group, baby sister, birthday party, or chicken pox, all rendered with a light, reassuring touch. The projects--growing a bean, making a sock puppet, building a cardboard car--encourage children to work along with Adam Pig; in fact, participation is invited throughout with questions such as ``Can you find Adam Pig?'' and ``What are your favorite toys?'' that are sure to spark happy responses. Young is right on target with her choice of topics for this audience; the book lives up to its title by providing fun for every child's every mood. (Picture book. 2-5) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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