{"id":2099064129,"title":"Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch","handle":"piggies-in-the-pumpkin-patch","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/mary-peterson\" title=\"Author\/Illustrator Mary Peterson\"\u003eMary Peterson\u003c\/a\u003e and\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/jennifer-rofe\" title=\"Author Jennifer Rofe\"\u003e Jennifer Rofé\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/mary-peterson\" title=\"Author\/Illustrator Mary Peterson\"\u003eMary Peterson\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePiggies plot a peculiar path.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePiggies roam and ramble all around the farm while Mom sleeps in the pumpkin patch. These piggies get into a lot of mischief and into a lot of trouble while they introduce young readers to prepositions of direction, rhyme, and assonance—and a whole lot of fun.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMary Peterson's irresistibly adorable illustrations make this great read-aloud even more fun with action-packed scenes of piggies discovering their barnyard world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge-books.com\/previews\/piggies-in-the-pumpkin-patch\/piggies_preview1.html\" target=\"new\"\u003eRead an excerpt\u003c\/a\u003e!\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/little-green-witch\" title=\"Little Green Witch\"\u003eLittle Green Witch\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/haunted-party\" title=\"Haunted Party\"\u003eHaunted Party\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eWatch the Trailer\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/0z5Pq3WoIFE\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER SPREAD BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/piggies-in-a-pumpkin-patch-spread.jpg?5288004981832317873\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMary Peterson, author\/illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMary Peterson has illustrated many books for children, including \u003ci\u003eOcean Soup\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eWiggle and Waggle\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eNo Time to Nap\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eCat on Wheels\u003c\/i\u003e. Mary lives in Los Angeles, California.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/mary-peterson\" title=\"Author\/Illustrator Mary Peterson\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Mary.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJennifer Rofé, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJennifer Rofé is a children's book agent living in Los Angeles, California. \u003ci\u003ePiggies in the Pumpkin Patch\u003c\/i\u003e, co-authored by Mary Peterson, is her picture book debut.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/jennifer-rofe\" title=\"Author Jennifer Rofe\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Jennifer.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Piggies in the pumpkin patch \/ peek \/ and sneak, \/ under crinkly, \/ clean sheets, \/ over growing, \/ green beans, \/ behind snoring, sleepy sheep, \/ into the clover field.\" Two curious piglets romp through the clover fields and across the barnyard. They play with cats and chase squirrels until they execute an accidental muddy slide into the bull's pen: \"Squeal!!\" They take off, avoiding shrieking geese and spooky trees. They make it past stinging bees and back to the pumpkin patch where snoozing Mama pig awaits after all that, it's definitely naptime for all! Rofé's first and Peterson's first to co-write as well as illustrate will be a staple for piggie-themed storytimes. The pencil-and-paint illustrations are pudgy, whimsical, frenetic fun, rendered in a muted yellow, brown and green palette. The rhythmic text flows and twists following the oinking hijinks, each preposition nicely bolded. The fun continues on the endpapers, which map the porcine expedition from start to finish.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTwo black-and-white piglets have a quick barnyard romp--starting in the pumpkin patch but covering all sorts of terrain--and narrowly escape an angry bull before returning safely to the pumpkins for a snooze. Simple, childlike cartoon illustrations awash in soft yellows, oranges, browns, and greens clearly depict the two as they make their way around the periphery of the farm, interacting with an assortment of animals. The minimal text (about eight words per double-page spread), highlighting the prepositions (under, over, behind, into, etc.), is often playfully placed in the illustration, especially when the excitement picks up. With the crisp, action-filled text, this would be just right for sharing with the youngest of audiences. (The loud \"Squeal!!\" of the pigs after encountering the bull will certainly grab listeners' attention.) Pair with other stories set in a barnyard, such as \u003ci\u003eWhat the Ladybug Heard\u003c\/i\u003e, by Julia Donaldson (2010), or one of the many tales about pigs out of place, such as \u003ci\u003eNo Place for a Pig\u003c\/i\u003e, by Suzanne Bloom (2003).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/piggies-in-the-pumpkin-patch-cvr.jpg?17656519215326874530\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/piggies-in-the-pumpkin-patch-hires.zip?17202125142769342299\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/piggies-in-the-pumpkin-patch-poster.pdf?17202125142769342299\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload a Poster\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/piggies-in-the-pumpkin-patch-activity-guide.pdf?658\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Fun Activity Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-57091-460-7\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-57091-461-4\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-236-6\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 3-6\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 28\u003cbr\u003e8 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e x 9 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2015-09-21T21:18:00-04:00","created_at":"2015-09-21T20:32:36-04:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 3-6","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Fiction","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Concept Books","Browse by Subject_Early Childhood","Browse by Subject_Holidays","Browse by Subject_Poetry \u0026 Language","Browse by Subject_Story Time \u0026 Play","halloween"],"price":795,"price_min":795,"price_max":795,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":6720858433,"title":"Paperback","option1":"Paperback","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"14614","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch - Paperback","public_title":"Paperback","options":["Paperback"],"price":795,"weight":162,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-1-57091-461-4"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/piggies-in-the-pumpkin-patch-cover.jpg?v=1570538029"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/piggies-in-the-pumpkin-patch-cover.jpg?v=1570538029","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/mary-peterson\" title=\"Author\/Illustrator Mary Peterson\"\u003eMary Peterson\u003c\/a\u003e and\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/jennifer-rofe\" title=\"Author Jennifer Rofe\"\u003e Jennifer Rofé\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/mary-peterson\" title=\"Author\/Illustrator Mary Peterson\"\u003eMary Peterson\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePiggies plot a peculiar path.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePiggies roam and ramble all around the farm while Mom sleeps in the pumpkin patch. These piggies get into a lot of mischief and into a lot of trouble while they introduce young readers to prepositions of direction, rhyme, and assonance—and a whole lot of fun.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMary Peterson's irresistibly adorable illustrations make this great read-aloud even more fun with action-packed scenes of piggies discovering their barnyard world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge-books.com\/previews\/piggies-in-the-pumpkin-patch\/piggies_preview1.html\" target=\"new\"\u003eRead an excerpt\u003c\/a\u003e!\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/little-green-witch\" title=\"Little Green Witch\"\u003eLittle Green Witch\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/haunted-party\" title=\"Haunted Party\"\u003eHaunted Party\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eWatch the Trailer\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/0z5Pq3WoIFE\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER SPREAD BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/piggies-in-a-pumpkin-patch-spread.jpg?5288004981832317873\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMary Peterson, author\/illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMary Peterson has illustrated many books for children, including \u003ci\u003eOcean Soup\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eWiggle and Waggle\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eNo Time to Nap\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eCat on Wheels\u003c\/i\u003e. 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They play with cats and chase squirrels until they execute an accidental muddy slide into the bull's pen: \"Squeal!!\" They take off, avoiding shrieking geese and spooky trees. They make it past stinging bees and back to the pumpkin patch where snoozing Mama pig awaits after all that, it's definitely naptime for all! Rofé's first and Peterson's first to co-write as well as illustrate will be a staple for piggie-themed storytimes. The pencil-and-paint illustrations are pudgy, whimsical, frenetic fun, rendered in a muted yellow, brown and green palette. The rhythmic text flows and twists following the oinking hijinks, each preposition nicely bolded. The fun continues on the endpapers, which map the porcine expedition from start to finish.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTwo black-and-white piglets have a quick barnyard romp--starting in the pumpkin patch but covering all sorts of terrain--and narrowly escape an angry bull before returning safely to the pumpkins for a snooze. Simple, childlike cartoon illustrations awash in soft yellows, oranges, browns, and greens clearly depict the two as they make their way around the periphery of the farm, interacting with an assortment of animals. The minimal text (about eight words per double-page spread), highlighting the prepositions (under, over, behind, into, etc.), is often playfully placed in the illustration, especially when the excitement picks up. With the crisp, action-filled text, this would be just right for sharing with the youngest of audiences. (The loud \"Squeal!!\" of the pigs after encountering the bull will certainly grab listeners' attention.) 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Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch

By: Mary Peterson and Jennifer Rofé / Illustrated by: Mary Peterson

Piggies plot a peculiar path.

Piggies roam and ramble all around the farm while Mom sleeps in the pumpkin patch. These piggies get into a lot of mischief and into a lot of trouble while they introduce young readers to prepositions of direction, rhyme, and assonance—and a whole lot of fun.

Mary Peterson's irresistibly adorable illustrations make this great read-aloud even more fun with action-packed scenes of piggies discovering their barnyard world.

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Mary Peterson, author/illustrator

Mary Peterson has illustrated many books for children, including Ocean Soup, Wiggle and Waggle, No Time to Nap, and Cat on Wheels. Mary lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Jennifer Rofé, author

Jennifer Rofé is a children's book agent living in Los Angeles, California. Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch, co-authored by Mary Peterson, is her picture book debut.

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Kirkus Reviews

"Piggies in the pumpkin patch / peek / and sneak, / under crinkly, / clean sheets, / over growing, / green beans, / behind snoring, sleepy sheep, / into the clover field." Two curious piglets romp through the clover fields and across the barnyard. They play with cats and chase squirrels until they execute an accidental muddy slide into the bull's pen: "Squeal!!" They take off, avoiding shrieking geese and spooky trees. They make it past stinging bees and back to the pumpkin patch where snoozing Mama pig awaits after all that, it's definitely naptime for all! Rofé's first and Peterson's first to co-write as well as illustrate will be a staple for piggie-themed storytimes. The pencil-and-paint illustrations are pudgy, whimsical, frenetic fun, rendered in a muted yellow, brown and green palette. The rhythmic text flows and twists following the oinking hijinks, each preposition nicely bolded. The fun continues on the endpapers, which map the porcine expedition from start to finish.

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Two black-and-white piglets have a quick barnyard romp--starting in the pumpkin patch but covering all sorts of terrain--and narrowly escape an angry bull before returning safely to the pumpkins for a snooze. Simple, childlike cartoon illustrations awash in soft yellows, oranges, browns, and greens clearly depict the two as they make their way around the periphery of the farm, interacting with an assortment of animals. The minimal text (about eight words per double-page spread), highlighting the prepositions (under, over, behind, into, etc.), is often playfully placed in the illustration, especially when the excitement picks up. With the crisp, action-filled text, this would be just right for sharing with the youngest of audiences. (The loud "Squeal!!" of the pigs after encountering the bull will certainly grab listeners' attention.) Pair with other stories set in a barnyard, such as What the Ladybug Heard, by Julia Donaldson (2010), or one of the many tales about pigs out of place, such as No Place for a Pig, by Suzanne Bloom (2003).

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-57091-460-7

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-57091-461-4

E-book PDF
ISBN: 978-1-60734-236-6
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Ages: 3-6
Page count: 28
8 1/2 x 9 1/2