Doesn’t everyone need an escape from the world, even for a little bit? Such is the case with Pig as he looks forward to his relaxing bath in seclusion. He is barely settled when he is interrupted by his three friends. Sheep, Cow, and Donkey are delighted to be joining pig, but Pig must make a boundary. Even though it is nice to have friends, sometimes saying “Leave me in peace” is a necessary but difficult step. This simple allegory may instruct children in being able to articulate what they really need. A lot of the time, that need is peace and quiet in a luxurious setting all for oneself.
The author is also the book’s illustrator. Cow is drawn very oddly, but that adds to the intrusive nature of this menagerie. Judging from the final frame when Pig articulates a happy “oink,” this book will underline the importance of alone time for a child of any age.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Author||David Elliot • David Elliot, Illustrator|
|Page Count||32 pages|
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