Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The Seriously Extraordinary Diary of Pig by Emer Stamp (Children's, 7 years +, 10E/10E)

February 2017, Scholastic, 192 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Summary from Scholastic 
Pig, Duck, Cow and all the Sheeps are far away from their Farm and beloved Vegetarian Farmers. More fun, parps, slops and unbelievable adventure from this much-loved set of characters. Complete with illustrations throughout and printed in a unique diary format.

Nayu's thoughts 
I enjoyed book #1 tremendously and book #3 is equally hilarious and cute  (I'm sure book #2 is, just haven't read it). Pig has some manners, takes great delight in less savoury activities which younger readers in particular will find amusing, and which are vital to the story. What unfolds is unbelievable (in a good way), with Pig going to great lengths with current and new friends to save Cow whose sense of adventure gets them all into trouble. 

I was constantly flabberghasted by the accidents Pig and co have, they are kind hearted & don't exactly think their games through. But because of their damage causing antics they are able to find Cow and get to freedom, with a lot of help along the way. I love the unique meanings to ordinary words in Pig language, and how other animals view humans. I think there are several layers of humour, obvious humour and some which older readers will pick up on. Pig is a cheerful soul whose voice keeps me at the edge of my seat, making me laugh and despair in equal measure. Another for the reread shelf! 

Find out more on the exclusive Pig website!

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Check out the other titles in the series including book #1 The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig by Emer Stamp (Children's, 7 years +, 10E/10E)

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