Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins, by R.A. Spratt, illustrated by Dan Santat is about a pig who has run away from the circus (where she was regularly shot out of a cannon and billed as "The Flying Pig"), and becomes the nanny for the Green Family.  Nanny Piggins has a chocolate habit, an identical twin sister, and a tendency towards adventure.  This book is a joy to read, with an illustration thrown in here and there, making the characters really come alive.

Try also:

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by W.R. Philbrick
Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson

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