Children’s Hour: This Little Piggy

Children’s Hour is a feature posted every Thursday here at Lucybird’s Book Blog. Children’s Hour is my time for reviewing children’s picture books. In my job in a nursery I encounter lots of children’s books, and these are the books I use for Children’s Hour.

You can find links to past Children’s Hour posts here.

I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.

The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.

Let me be honest here, I do not like the This Little Piggy  book. The rhyme, yes, but as a book, not so much. Part of the fun of the this little piggy rhyme is that it’s about interacting with the child, wiggling their toes, ticking them, that’s quite a bit hard with a book in your hand. Ok so the book has an advantage of pictures, but I don’t like the illustrations either. It hasn’t really been popular with the kid either up until now. However one kid has just come up from baby room and asks for this book again and again, and again. I don’t know what it is about it, but she seems to really like it.

I suppose there is the advantage for those who don’t already know the rhyme it teaches the rhyme and the actions.


Filed under Children's Hour, Fiction review, Picture books

2 responses to “Children’s Hour: This Little Piggy

  1. Toots

    I haven’t seen the book, but am struck by the picture you show. There is no interaction going on! I always think of this rhyme as a bath time or getting dressed game and the baby being on a lap. It all looks rather clinical in e photo. Maybe your new room member likes the way you tell it.


  2. Maybe, at least I hope she does!

    It was a rhyme I did with the kids prior to the book, although round and round the garden is possibly more popular.


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