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From skiing in January, to surfing in July, to giving in December, two energetic piglets romp through the months of the year in this delightful calendar in verse.
At year's end, the piglets sum up their experiences:
Sing a song of seasons, Lots of things to do.
They would be fun With only one But I'm so glad we're two!
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Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.From Publishers Weekly:
A girl and boy piglet prove they are swine for all seasons as they savor the best that each of the 12 months has to offer. "Sing of a song of skiing,/ skiing in the snow./ Wax your skis/ and bend your knees/ and down the hill we go," writes Bunting (Smoky Night) for January, as McCully (Mirette on the High Wire) sends the bundled-up duo schussing through a crisp alpine landscape. In April, the pigs plant seeds ("Sing a song of gardening"); in July, they expertly hang 10 ("Sing a song of surfing") on a giant, cresting wave; and in November, they stuff themselves silly with a vegetarian repast of "Hash and mash,/ potato smash." Bunting's rhymes should fall gently on younger ears ("Pull the weeds/ and plant the seeds/ and watch the flowers grow"), and her writing picks up verve during the pigs' more energetic activities. McCully's watercolors are the real treat, however, especially those devoted to warmer months (never mind that she shows vegetables instead of flowers in that garden). Layers of delicate color capture sunlight dappling an emerald lawn, and the way a panoply of greens and blues seems to shimmer on the surface of a lake. Cheery, full-spread pictures alternate with beguiling sequences of vignettes, creating a perky visual rhythm not suggested by the relatively mild jacket art. Ages 3-6.
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Book Description Clarion Books, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Bunting, Eve. SING A SONG OF PIGLETS: A CALENDAR IN VERSE. NY: Clarion Books, c2002. First printing. 32pp, Pictures by Emily Arnold McCully, Rectangular 4to, New hardcover in d/w,. Seller Inventory # 56678
Book Description Clarion Books, 2002. Condition: New. Emily Arnold McCully (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0618011374
Book Description Clarion Books, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0618011374
Book Description Clarion Books, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110618011374