Little Pig Saves the Ship (Little Pig)

by David Hyde Costello (Author) David Hyde Costello (Illustrator)

Little Pig Saves the Ship (Little Pig)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Little Pig
Little Pig is back in Little Pig Saves the Ship! When the sea-faring pigs go a-sailing! Intrepid Little Pig -- still the littlest pig in the family -- is too little to go to summer camp with his older brothers and sisters. He is left behind with Grandpa and Poppy. Little Pig and Poppy make and sail a toy ship all week, but on Saturday a gusty wind takes the ship into the current, and Little Pig has to use his newfound knot-tying skills to save the day. A sweetly told intergenerational story about how even the littlest can make a big difference.

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School Library Journal

Starred Review

PreS-Gr 1--The adorable protagonist of Little Pig Joins the Band returns as his brothers and sisters head off to sailing camp for the summer. Little Pig is too small to join his siblings, so his brother leaves him a book of sailors' knots, and his grandfather carves him a miniature boat. Each day Little Pig and his grandfather sail the boat in a stream until one day it accidentally floats away. Little Pig uses his new knot-tying skills to rescue the vessel. Costello's ink and watercolor images mixed with comic book--style word bubbles and some paneled page layouts are thoughtful and add energy and movement. The story will be a familiar one to any young reader who feels too small to join in with older siblings or peers, and offers an empowering message of learning to overcome one's small stature. VERDICT Wholesome and cute, this fun new adventure with Little Pig is a satisfying addition to most collections. A great choice for storytime or small group sharing.--Kaitlin Malixi, Bucks County Free Library, Doylestown, PA

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David Hyde Costello
David Hyde Costello has worked as a scenic designer for motion pictures and the stage. He is the author/illustrator of Here They Come! (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and I Can Help (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and Little Pig Joins the Band. He is also the illustrator of the Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book, A Crow of His Own. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
May 20, 2017
Little Pig
Age Range
3 - 7 years

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