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Pigs to the Rescue

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Pigs to the Rescue

A Picture Book

Farmer Greenstalk and his family have the darnedest luck. Broken-down tractors, kites stuck in trees—they're always having problems! It's a good thing they have such helpful farm animals on hand.

This time around, the pigs want to pitch in, and boy, do they ever! The Greenstalks soon find, though, that life might just be a little easier without their help...
Pigs to the Rescue is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Farmer Greenstalk and his family have the darnedest luck. Broken-down tractors, kites stuck in trees—they're always having problems! It's a good thing they have such helpful farm animals on hand.

This time around, the pigs want to pitch in, and boy, do they ever! The Greenstalks soon find, though, that life might just be a little easier without their help...
Pigs to the Rescue is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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About the Author-
  • John Himmelman is the author and illustrator of more than sixty books for children, including Chickens to the Rescue. He lives in Connecticut with his family.

Reviews-
  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from February 22, 2010
    In this follow-up to Chickens to the Rescue
    , this time it's the pigs who “help” the Greenstalk family with a week's worth of problems. Wearing swimsuits and expressions of fierce determination, they water Mrs. Greenstalk's flowers (a kiddie pool is involved). When the rooster has a sore throat, they snort and squeal with abandon, and they inadvertently tear Jeffrey's treed kite to pieces following a particularly acrobatic rescue. In a twist ending, the Greenstalks find that a new crew of animals has caught the rescue bug. It's a one-joke book, yes, but Himmelman's expressively comedic illustrations keep it as funny as ever. Ages 4–8.

  • School Library Journal

    April 1, 2010
    PreS-Gr 2-During a week of minor mishaps at the Greenstalk farm, the pigs pick up where "Chickens to the Rescue" (Holt, 2006) left off. The porkers solve each problem with great aplomb. From tilling the field to substituting for the ailing rooster, they create a bit of chaos with each solution. When Sunday rolls around and the cat spills her milk, the Greenstalks hold their breath that the pigs won't come to the rescue. All seems safe and quiet, until readers turn to the last page, where the cows are rushing in with bottles and pans and dishes of milk. Watercolor cartoons extend the humor and complete the story. The well-balanced compositions and excellent use of white space bring an explosion of action, and details provide additional humor. Alone or in groups, preschoolers in particular will enjoy this barnyard comedy."Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH"

    Copyright 2010 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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