Friday, October 19, 2012

Pigmares by Doug Cushman –NOT RECOMMENDED

Cushman, Doug Pigmares 44 pgs. Charlesbridge, 2012. $11.01.  (Rating: G)
All the classics of horror are retold with pigs as the main characters. Each are presented in a single page poem format with accompanying illustrations.
This is just awful. I was hoping it would be silly and funny enough for this students to laugh at some goofy poetry, but there are a couple disconnects here. First is that most kids haven’t seen these “classics”, although a few characters are universal –most aren't  Second the language is a bit above those students young enough to see some humor in the whole pig thing. I also just thought the poems and the illustrations were boring and totally not funny.
ELEMENTARY–NOT RECOMMENDED Reviewer: Stephanie School Librarian & Author.

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