Pig and Small by Alex Latimer

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It’s always fun when picture books play on words to get your attention.

When my son (age 5) first started reading Pig and Small by Alex Latimer (Peachtree, August 2014), he commented, “The author should have called this book Big and Small because Pig is big and the bug is small! They are opposites.”

He really liked this story about friendship. The two friends were quite different, and at first, they decided they could not be friends because they were too different. The pencil illustrations are playful, with plenty of amusing mishaps when they try to do certain things together, such as playing ball (Bug didn’t like that one) and playing hide-and-seek (Pig was not a fan of that one).

A change of heart helps them see how they could be friends. My son was very pleased to find that the two creatures could compromise, and we all loved the twist at the end! Pig and Small was a book the kids definitely enjoyed rereading!

Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher for review consideration.

Reviewed on June 23, 2014

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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