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Little Oink Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-04-17 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 31 user ratings
ISBN:1452153191
LANGUAGE:English

" Little Oink enjoys many things about his life. He digs playing, savors schools, and relishes nighttime with his family but he does not like the one thing that is valued by his family: making a mess. How will Little Oink cope with his opposing feelings?I enjoyed this book as a parent who has a child that despises cleaning his room. I loved the illustrations and the style of the font. " said.

" The same as Little Hoot, only with pigs instead of owls, and cleanliness instead of bedtime. The art is just as cute, but Little Hoot seemed a little...healthier to me. Something about the little pig being forced to be dirty seemed crueler to me than a little owl forced to say up late. But then, I'm sensitive. " said.

" This is a super adorable book that takes a totally recognizable situation--parents making their son clean up his room--and turns it on its head. Kids will giggle as clean-loving Little Oink is forced to mess up his room. (Look for this author's other books where animal parents make their kids eat candy and stay up late.) Another funny alternate-universe story with fantastic pictures. " said.

" A sweet story about a little pig that likes things nice and neat. I love Jen Corace's style and especially liked Little Oink's charming nose. This would make a nice pairing with Mo Willems' Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed. Recommended for preschool - grade 1. " said.

" If you remember (and loved) Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, you will love this sweet story of a little pig who just wants to clean up. However, his parents won't let him play until he's made his room into a proper pigsty and changed into his deity clothes. As with Little Owl, there is a lot of word play and opportunities abound for writing lessons bye example. Kids will love the irony-and probably wish their parents wanted them to be messy too. " said.

" Little Oink loves to be clean and tidy, but his parents say he must grow into a respectable, messy grown-pig. Gives fantastic vocabulary in the beginning (relish, dug, savor- for like!), but the end, to me, left something to be desired.However, I would definitely read this in a storytime because I think the kids would love that Little Oink's parents make him mess up his room instead of cleaning it! " said.

" This is a funny book, a study in opposites from what human parents expect their children to do to pick up and stay neat. It's similar to the book, "Little Hoot," by the same author/illustrator team and is ironic, but in a fun way. Our girls enjoyed watching this book read aloud on the "Tumblebooks" online audiobook site (tumblebooks.com) We've also borrowed it from our local library a couple of times. " said.

"Little Oink likes a clean room, and according to his parents, that's a problem!


Cute story about a pig whose forced to mess up his clean room. Target age is around preschool/kindergarten and I'm not sure if they'll get the joke. That, plus Rosenthal using "truffles" "relished" and other words they won't know (yes, yes, they need knew vocab. Truffles? Not so much) make me suspect parents will have more fun with this than kids.


No ill will, I want to read her other books. The illustrators are fun as was the line "'Fine' whined the swine."


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