Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat (Pug & Pig #2)

by Sue Lowell Gallion (Author) Joyce Wan (Illustrator)

Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat (Pug & Pig #2)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Pug & Pig

Halloween night has come to Pug and Pig's house, and the darling duo is sporting matching costumes. The costumes are cozy. They glow in the dark. And they have masks! There's only one problem--Pug hates wearing his. So he decides to rip it up and stay home. But Halloween just isn't any fun for Pig without Pug! Can Pug find a way to be a good friend and get back into the Halloween spirit?

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Kirkus Reviews

Starred Review

Delightful.

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Publishers Weekly

Starred Review

The stars of Pug Meets Pig are back, and while they've acclimated to sharing a home, they aren't on the same page where Halloween is concerned. If possible, the pals are even more adorable this time around, thanks to their matching skeleton costumes. Pig adores everything about the outfit: its "snug fit," glow-in-the-dark bones, and mask. "Will anyone know who she is?" wonders Pig with glee, mugging for readers with an expression that approaches ecstasy. But Pug is miserable in his costume, and after he tears it to bits, Gallion subtly explores how the two stay true to themselves, respect what the other needs, and find common ground (namely by getting really muddy and scarfing down Halloween candy). Wan's art is almost impossibly cute, and the message about compromise is one for any time of year. Ages 2-8. Author's agent: Karen Grencik, Red Fox Literary. Illustrator's agent: Teresa Kietlinski, Prospect Agency. (July)

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1—October 31 is here, and Pug and Pig are decked out in matching skeleton costumes. Pig couldn't be happier, but Pug can't stand the tight outfit, and he's afraid no one will recognize him in his mask. He rips apart the costume, deciding that this holiday isn't for him, but Pig is crestfallen at the prospect of celebrating Halloween without her pal. So Pug discovers a way to enjoy the festivities on his own terms. Coating himself with mud and calling himself Pig's shadow, Pug feels much more comfortable and readily joins in the fun. Softly rounded illustrations complement the concise, matter-of-fact text. Roly-poly Pig and Pug are utterly expressive. Despite the appropriately dark palette, there are no frightening ghouls or goblins here, and cozy details abound, such as the decorative scarecrow (a sweetly smiling sunflower dressed in overalls) and a wreath festooned with a cheery little ghost. Children, especially those a bit apprehensive about the holiday, will applaud Pug's solution and appreciate his willingness to seek a compromise. VERDICT A lovely addition to most libraries, especially for Halloween storytimes or where there are fans of the duo's first outing, Pug Meets Pig.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal

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Sue Lowell Gallion
As the daughter of a printer, Sue Lowell Gallion has a life-long love of type, paper, and books. Sue is the author of the Pug and Pig picture book series and All Except Axle, among others. She lives in Leawood, Kansas, with a black lab mix who is not a pug.

Joyce Wan is the author and illustrator of several picture books, including Pug Meets Pig, Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat, Sleepyheads, Greetings from Kiwi and Pear, You Are My Cupcake, and We Belong Together. She also runs a design studio whose stationery and gift products are sold worldwide. Joyce lives with her husband in New York City. Visit her at WanArt.com.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781481449779
Lexile Measure
410L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Beach Lane Books
Publication date
July 20, 2017
Series
Pug & Pig
BISAC categories
JUV002200 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Pigs
JUV002070 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dogs
JUV017030 - Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Halloween
Library of Congress categories
Pigs
Swine
Dogs
Halloween
Costume
Pug

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