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A Pig Tale

Last updated Friday, August 19, 2005

Author: Olivia Newton-John
Illustrator: Sal Murdocca
Date of Publication: 2001
ISBN: 0613178394
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Apr. 2003

Synopsis: (from the publisher) Iggy saves everything -- from old mattresses to balls of string -- and his son, Ziggy, is embarrassed by what his schoolmates are saying about all this junk. His father has turned their yard into a pigsty! What Iggy creates out of all the bits and pieces is beyond what anyone would expect -- come and see!

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Decorate a paper shopping bag (or a piece of paper to be taped onto a bag at home) with the word "Recycle" and drawings of pigs, soda cans and other recyclables.
•  Pick objects from any page in the book (assign one page to each child?) and draw a new creation made with those recycled objects.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!