Series: Nanny Piggins
Age group: 8 - 11
Page count: 272 pages
Summary from Goodreads:
When stingy Mr. Green planted a Nanny Wanted sign on his front lawn for his three children, he had no idea his ad would be answered by a pig. Yes, a pig. A fabulously sassy and impeccably dressed pig as a matter of fact! With her insatiable urge to eat chocolate (and feed chocolate to everyone she loves), her high-flying spirit, and her unending sense of fun, Nanny Piggins takes Derrick, Samantha, and Michael on a year of surprises, yummy treats, and adventures they'll never forget. Paired with Dan Santat's charming illustrations, comedian and children's TV writer R.A. Spratt's wildly funny debut novel will have adults and kids alike laughing and rooting for the feisty porcine nanny and her three lovable human charges.
Why I like Nanny Piggins:
- The characters in Nanny Piggins are a mixture of everything, mostly on the nervous and insecure side. But with Nanny Piggins they overcome their fears and do courageous things!
- The setting is an easy, calm place that corresponds with the story well.
- The humor is hilarious: Nanny Piggins says chocolate cures everything.
- The story is written in short chapters with a chapter title that is a sort of another book title. They're different stories about Nanny Piggins, but they carry on from where they left off in the last chapter.
I give this book a 8/10 or 0.8 or 8.0/10.0 or fraction eight on top, ten on the bottom! Because it's amazing.
Her website is at www.raspratt.com
Before I sign off, everybody, Keeper of the Lost Cities Book #5 is called Lodestar! Probably after -- (something mentioned in Neverseen) --. Cannot wait to read it!
Plus, the second book of Mark of the Thief came out last week! Rise of the Wolf, by Jennifer Nielsen!
Thank you for joining me today! Have a nice week and see you next Monday!