Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Pigloo by Anne Pace - ADVISABLE

Pace, Anne Marie Pigloo, illustrated by Lorna Hussey. PICTURE BOOK. Henry Holt and Company, 2016. $16.99 

Pigloo is a little pig with big plans to explore and reach the North Pole. His older sister, Paisley, couldn't be less interested in his idea. So Pigloo sets off alone with his sled, searching for polar bears and a red & white pole. When he finds them, Paisley is already there! Together they build an igloo and head back home "the short way" for lunch. This time when Pigloo proposes going exploring (after the South Pole and penguins!) before dinner, Paisley is all in. 

I really enjoyed this story about adventure and ultimately the friendship between brother and sister. Pigloo, Paisley and even their parents are really endearing characters and I liked the realistic family vibe you got from all their interactions. The illustrations are wonderful and the story is just the right length for a nice read-aloud. I think this book will be most popular during wintertime when kids are looking forward to playing in the snow, but the message at the heart of it is relevant no matter the season. 

EL (K-3), EL--ADVISABLE. Reviewer: TC

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