Welcome back to Perfect Picture Book Friday – the 2019 Edition! 🙂
I have an unusual (but fun) title to share with you today!
Title: Business Pig
Written & Illustrated By: Andrea Zuill
Sterling Children’s Books, September 4, 2018, fiction
Suitable For Ages: 3-7
Themes/Topics: fitting in/belonging, someone for everyone, being yourself
Opening: “One morning at the Sunshine Sanctuary for Farm Animals, Jelly Bean the sow gave birth to a litter of piglets.
Right away the volunteers noticed something unusual.”
Brief Synopsis: Jasper the pig is different from the other pigs – a suit-wearing, flow-chart-loving, genuine business pig. The farm animals mostly accept him for who he is. The trouble is, no one seems to want to adopt him. It takes a special person to bond with this special pig.
Links To Resources: make your own business model for getting adopted – what are your good points? what are your skills? what makes you lovable and fun to have around? make a poster! 🙂 How To Make Piggy Cupcakes
Why I Like This Book: The premise of this book is familiar – someone longing to be accepted and find his place in the world – but the delivery is delightfully inventive. Who would think of a business pig being born at an animal sanctuary? 🙂 Jasper applies his considerable business skills to the most important task of all – getting adopted – and proves in the end that there’s someone for everyone – you just have to look in the right place. The girl who ends up adopting Jasper is perfect 🙂 The art is very engaging, somehow managing to make a pig in a business suit look irresistibly sweet and cute. Although some kids might not engage with the whole business model, I think many kids will find the originality of this presentation fun and fresh.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
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