Join Pig and her friends in another fun read-aloud adventure as they figure out a way to keep the picnic fun and games going, even with a little rain.
My family has a slight obsession with local children’s author, Emma J. Virján’s, Pig in a Wig series. You can check out my earlier reviews of What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig and What This Story Needs Is a Hush and a Shush to understand more! It goes without saying that my girls were so excited to get the latest book in the Pig series called What This Story Needs Is a Munch and a Crunch. Interestingly, the book came on a day when art actually reflected our real life and in this very unusually wet Austin spring, we had been planning on grilling outside this Saturday and instead found ourselves in the house having a pretend picnic. Brooke and Brie love making and playing with pretend food almost as much as helping daddy and I make the real thing, so we hunkered down to read Emma’s latest book and soon realized that we were, in fact, doing the very same thing that Pig and her friends were doing. Let me explain…….
What this story needs
is a pig in a wig
and meeting a friend for a picnic lunch.
Pig is going all out to make the best picnic lunch for all her animals friends. She has games, blankets, tons of food (even ketchup and french fries!) and all of her good friends are having a blast crunching and munching in the beautiful outdoors. When suddenly – Whoosh, Boom, Plop, Splash! – a thunderstorm thwarts their plans! Oh no! What are they going to do? Much like our family, the sudden down pouring of rain and the occasional thunder did not stop our plans of having a good time. We still have a very wonderful place to eat and have fun – right in our own home. While we finished the book and laughed at the similarities of ours and Pig’s day, the girls and I decided to re-create our own picnic in our living room and re-read Emma’s book when we were done. Not only did we get to read another wonderful book about Pig and her friends, we also talked about the fun lesson that it’s not always where you are when you are having fun, it’s who you are with that makes the time special. And Play-Doh cakes don’t hurt on those occasions either. As always, we highly anticipate Emma’s next book and look forward to many more picnics inside and out until it arrives!
Pssst! Hey Austinites! A Pig in a Wig Book series is by local author Emma J. Virján. Check out her website here for more information and FREE Printables: http://www.emmavirjan.com.
List Price: $ 9.99