This morning I did a pig-themed storytime. Discussing it just now with Madame Director I came to a rather startling realization. In four books, two rhymes, and nearly forty minutes–I didn’t have the kids oink.
How does one miss oinking during a PIG storytime?
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf (as told to Jon Scieszka)
(Wolf’s point of view, so no oinking)
Olivia by Ian Falconer
(Olivia is anthropomorphized–no oinking)
Twenty Hungry Piggies by Trudy Harris
(Again, anthropomorphized….wolf growls but no oinks)
Piggies in a Polka by Kathi Appelt
(Pigs dancing, singing, using various obscure dance and party terms)
And though they aren’t really the best for storytime (the art doesn’t work so well with a room full of kids–very detailed), I did bring in all the Toot and Puddle books for the kids to take with them. Holly Hobbie does incredible artwork and really beautiful stories. That’s me….raising the circulation on the pig picture books.
But apparently not oinking.