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Pigs
Submitted by: Charity James, Maud Marks
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Hogwood Steps Out: A Good, Good Pig Story by:Mansfield, Howard
In this story, the huge hog lets himself out of his comfortable pen and goes on a spring jaunt, enjoying some lettuce in a neighbor's garden; rooting a winding trench through a lovely green lawn with his flat nose; then scaring away the backhoe operator with his congratulatory bellowing. Finally, bribed with an apple, he allows the town policeman to lead him home.
The Pig in the Pond by:Waddell, Martin
Pigs don't swim, or so it's said. But on one of the hottest days of the summer, the pig on Neligan's farm sits by the pond feeling envious of the ducks and the geese floating in the cool water. Finally, when she can endure the heat no longer—splash!—this sweltering pig takes a dive, throwing the entire farm into an uproar. It isn't long, however, before the refreshing idea catches on, and the pig finds that she's got company!
Pigsty by:Teague, Mark
Wendell Flutz's room isn't a mess. It's a total pigsty. But Wendell's mother can't get him to clean it up. Wendell doesn't think the mess is so awful. In fact, he doesn't even mind it when one day he discovers a real pig sitting on his bed!
All Pigs Are Beautiful: Read and Wonder by:King-Smith, Dick
King-Smith knows both his pigs and his intended audience. Using a picture-book format, he flawlessly interlards fond reminiscences of porkers he has known with interesting facts about them that are sure to keep children absorbed. His tone is affectionate, amusing, and informative. This book succeeds splendidly in providing an appealing introduction to pigs (and to quality nonfiction) for young readers.
Lucky Jake by:Addy, Sharon Hart
When Jake and Pa find a gold nugget big enough to buy a pet, there aren’t any dogs to be found. And so Jake gets a . . . pig (“four legs, floppy ears, and a tail”), and he names him Dog. Lucky for Pa and Jake, Dog has a nose for finding good fortune.
Songs
The Tail of a Pig
Sung to: "The Wheels on a Bus"
The tail of a pig curls round and round,
Round and round, round and round.
The tail of a pig curls round and round
All through the mud.
The mouth of a pig goes oink, oink, oink,
Oink, oink, oink, oink, oink, oink.
The mouth of a pig goes oink, oink, oink,
All day long.
The snout of a pig goes root, root, root,
Root, root, root, root, root, root.
The snout of a pig goes root, root, root,
All day long.
The hooves of a pig go run, run, run,
Run, run, run, run, run, run.
The hooves of a pig go run, run, run,
All day long.
The ears of a pig go twitch, twitch, twitch, twitch,
Twitch, twitch, twitch, twitch, twitch, twitch.
The ears of a pig go twitch, twitch, twitch,
All day long.
“Oink, Oink” (to the tune of “Camptown Races”)
Pigs roll in the mud all day,
Oink, oink, oink, oink.
That is what they like to say
Oink, oink, oink, oink, oink.
Pudgy little nose,
Curly tail that grows,
Mud is where they like to be.
Oink, oink, oink, oink, oink.
To Market, To market
To market, to market,
To buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again,
Jiggitty jig

To market to market,
To buy a fat hog,
Home again, home again
Jiggetty jog

To market to market to buy a plum bun
Home again, home again,
Market is done.
The Pigs are Pink and Plump (sung to the tune of
The pigs are pink and plump,
The pigs are pink and plump.
They keep cool in mud all day,
The pigs are pink and plump.
The pigs have curly tails,
The pigs have curly tails.
The mother pig is called a sow,
The pigs have curly tails.
The piglets are so cute,
The piglets are so cute.
The piglets are the baby pigs,
The piglets are so cute.
There was an old woman
There was an old woman and she had a little pig
Oink, oink, oink
There was an old woman and she had a little pig
It didn’t eat much ‘cause it wasn’t very big
Oink, oink, oink.
Notes
The tune to "There was an old woman": http://bit.ly/yqlujs